Monday, December 3, 2012

Federal facilities get off the grid | Federal Times |

Here in the San Luis Valley, we can put refrigerated warehouses and other critical infrastructure onto microgrids. Neighborhoods everywhere can declare independence from the grid.


"Every year we have big outages, and not all are weather-related," said Julieta Giraldez, an electrical engineer at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. "The grid is aging; it's a big, interconnected grid that can create big outages."

The result is agencies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars building and maintaining their own backup "microgrids" — miniature replicas of larger commercial power grids that generate and transmit energy from multiple sources.

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