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Secure Energy Management Through Microgrids

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Technical Support Specialist Noblis, Inc

Dr. Unger provides technical support to the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program...

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Using microgrids with a combination of large scale energy storage, solar PV generation, and diesel generators reduces the cost of electricity during normal operation and the risk of losing critical load during grid outages. Check out how researchers with Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating advanced energy storage solutions to replace current military base microgrids that rely on uninterruptible power supplies and diesel generators at five different installations.

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Julian Jackson on Apr 28, 2020

That's very interesting Marvin. I am only familiar with microgrids in a civilian context. The article you linked to does not go into much detail about emissions reduction. Do you have any information about that? That would seem to be the most important factor for decarbonization.

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Marvin Unger on Apr 28, 2020

Hi Julian: thanks for your response! I'm not sure if you're familiar with the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)? One of our missions is to develop innovative energy/water technologies for the Department of Defense, of which we have many. At the bottom of my post is a link that directs you to the details of this particular project. For your convenience:

Aside from more specific project info, on the upper right side of the page you will find the name and contact information for the principal investigator from EPRI for this project. Don't hesitate to contact Mr Arindam Maitra as he will be far more capable toward providing you with the information you're looking for!

While you're visiting the site, you might want to check out some of our other projects, free webinars, and funding opportunities.

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Julian Jackson on Apr 30, 2020

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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