• Lawrence Berkeley Team to Develop $13M Microgrid at Ft. Hunter Liggett0

    The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will lead a team installing a $13 million renewable microgrid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., as part of an effort to demonstrate how a cyber-secure microgrid that relies on renewable energy generation will operate and to produce an interoperable control system ready for commercial use. This project will demonstrate how to integrate diverse distributed energy resources while providing resiliency against natural disasters at the central California Army Reserve installation. The microgrid will be designed to operate independently of the commercial grid for long periods of time. In the event of grid disturbances or outages, Fort Hunter Liggett will be able to operate for a minimum of 120 consecutive hours, delivering a minimum of a 1-megawatt load and 2 megawatts for 4 hours peak …

  • Microgrid at Cape Code Base to Serve as Test Bed for Energy Security0

    A $6 million grant from DOD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program is supporting the installation of a microgrid at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., to demonstrate the benefits of energy resilience and serve as a showcase for DOD. The microgrid will integrate power generated from an existing wind turbine and a planned solar array now under construction, reported the 102nd Intelligence Wing. A high-capacity storage battery also will be connected to the microgrid, providing power at times when the turbine and array are not generating electricity. A backup generator will be incorporated into the microgrid as well. A control system will act as the brains of the project, automatically switching among energy sources to efficiently provide a stable power supply …

  • State, Navy Agree on Next Projects for Sub Base0

    Naval Submarine Base New London would receive security improvements and support for the installation of a microgrid as the latest gifts from the state of Connecticut under an agreement reached earlier this month. Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, received the gift offers from Bob Ross, executive director of the state Office of Military Affairs, on Dec. 3 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the base for a $4.65 million dive locker paid for by the state, reported Navy Public Affairs. The first proposed project would cost $1.2 million and enhance security and mitigate encroachment at the installation’s boundaries where a railroad crosses the base …

  • Microgrid at MCAS Yuma to Provide Backup Power for Base, Community

    Microgrid at MCAS Yuma to Provide Backup Power for Base, Community0

    The local utility next month will begin installing a microgrid at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in southwestern Arizona that will serve as a backup power supply for the installation as well as the surrounding community in the event the commercial grid goes down. “On a hot summer day, if customers are using a lot of electricity in Yuma and we need more power, we can turn on the generator to serve customers in Yuma. So it improves reliability for the area,” Jenna Shaver, a spokeswoman for Arizona Public Service, told the Yuma Sun. The microgrid, which will be installed next to the base’s existing power station, will use diesel fuel to generate up to 25 megawatts of electricity, which is expected to be enough to meet its future energy needs …

  • Air Force to Test Performance of Microgrid at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Air Force to Test Performance of Microgrid at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam0

    The Air Force Research Laboratory is conducting a microgrid demonstration project at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii to test whether the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard can function independently of the power grid for extended periods of time. AFRL will incorporate a number of energy-harvesting and storage technologies under the five-year, $20 million cooperative agreement, including hydrogen vehicles and equipment, waste energy usage, wind power harvesting and solar panels, reported the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. The effort builds upon a previous cooperative agreement that established advanced hydrogen production and hydrogen-powered vehicles and equipment at the base …

  • Air Force, Tech Center Partner to Build Microgrid at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam0

    The Air Force is partnering with the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies to develop a microgrid demonstration project at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam that will strengthen energy resiliency for the 154th Wing of the Hawaii Air National Guard. The Air Force Research Lab is supporting the $20 million cooperative agreement with an initial commitment of $3.2 million. Electricity for the microgrid testbed will come from an existing on-base Air Force-HCATT hydrogen fuel cell and other planned onsite renewable energy projects. The project will support the Air National Guard, including facilities that support the maintenance, readiness and operations of the 199th Fighter Squadron …