Connecticut microgrid projects

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Nine Connecticut microgrid projects approved

The state’s first microgrid projects have been announced. Nine projects in eight communities have been approved as part of a microgrid pilot project – the first in the nation – conceived after Tropical Storm Irene and the October snowstorm in 2011 left large swaths of the state without power for more than a week. State officials were particularly concerned that services such as food providers, gas stations and pharmacies could not operate and part of the goal had been projects to help communities keep essential services running during future power outages. Another part of the goal was systems that use cleaner energy sources. Continue Reading →

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