Defense installations currently have a grid resiliency approach: backup generation at the point of load. For large installations this can mean 100s of diesel generators, this solution has a cost and reliability that can be used for comparison. Larger systems that service critical sections of the installation can be more effective, they are easier to maintain, more reliable generation sources, and provide additional flexibility to route power during grid outages.
Requirements driven designs and realistic testing can show capabilities gaps in the existing approach. The Department of Defense can be important early adopter and demonstration platform for solutions that increase mission effectiveness and resilience.
Dr. Nicholas Judson, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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