Urgent action is needed for investment in US infrastructure to modernize and upgrade bridges, roads, and energy infrastructure. Critical energy infrastructure like district energy, CHP, and microgrids should qualify as part of the suite of projects under consideration in the eventual investment package. Investment will create jobs, increase economic competitiveness, build resiliency in communities, increase fuel flexibility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
District energy, CHP and microgrids are critical energy infrastructure because they bring resiliency and reliability to the grid ecosystem. These systems tend to provide electricity and energy at sensitive campus sites like hospitals, university research centers, first responder and military bases that must operate continuously.