City of Freeport owns and operates its own electric service with over 70 MW of onsite generation. Part of the city falls under the new guidelines for flood zone. This presentation discusses the opportunity provided by integrated approach to a microgrid, mitigating risks with storm anticipation and creating critical load subsystem so as to ensure high availability of power for emergency services. Along with this, the presentation discusses the unique nature of doing microgrid in a municipal utility, the challenges and complexity in incorporating various distributed energy systems.
Session Track 4B
Nitin Pathakji, Smith Engineering PLLC#MicrogridConference#2018#ConferenceProceeding#Resiliency#Microgrids#SmithEngineering#BusinessModelsandFinancing