08 Jul '11, 9pm

DOD Enlists GE for $2M Project to Make Military Base a Smart #Microgrid Model: #smartgrid #cleantech #energy

GE plans to design a system for the base that features a suite of microgrid control technologies. The system is intended to serve as a showpiece of smart energy management for deployment of microgrid technology in general and, more specifically, for military bases. U.S. military installations consumed 3.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, enough electricity to power 350,000 households in the United States, according to GE. In addition to their size and demand, military facilities also have unique challenges related to systems security, stability and the capacity to maintain high performance in high-level emergencies -- even if separated from the regional grid. At Twentynine Palms, the centerpiece of the new system will be a GE microgrid controller with advanced algorithms and computational decision engines that will be installed at the base's grid control ce...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2009/07/08/dod-enlists-ge-2m...

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