Air Force to Build Military Microgrid at Pearl Harbor

The U.S. Air Force continues to show itself as a leader in distributed energy, this time with a military microgrid planned at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) recently signed a $20 million agreement to develop the demonstration project. The … [Read more...]

Military Microgrid Tested in Missouri to Meet Growing Energy Needs in the Battlefield

The U.S. Army reported May  7 that it has demonstrated a military microgrid with open architecture and plug-in and play ability that will help soldiers meet growing demand for energy in the battlefield. The demonstration took place last month at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. The microgrid provides power for soldiers during 24-hour … [Read more...]

Raytheon Military Microgrid Project Maximizes Solar, Minimizes Fossil Fuels

Raytheon has demonstrated how a military microgrid can offer highly reliable energy even while using 100 percent solar energy, according to the company and testing partners. The islandable project showed how to use an energy storage system-driven microgrid with conventional photovoltaic inverters to achieve 100 percent PV penetration while … [Read more...]

Military Microgrid: Fort Bliss Case Study

Fort Bliss located in El Paso, Texas is a military microgrid featuring an Energy Storage System from Princeton Power Systems. Overview: Princeton Power Systems provided its Energy Storage System (ESS) as a back-up source and energy resource for a new microgrid system at the U.S. Army’s Fort Bliss in Texas. Princeton Power Systems is the … [Read more...]

Honeywell to Install New Military Microgrid at Fort Bragg

Honeywell  will in one stroke tackle the problems of both energy efficiency and security with a new military microgrid at Fort Bragg. The $3.4-million military microgrid will use advance controls to network new and existing backup generators for multiple buildings at the North Carolina Army base. It is the first application of this technology … [Read more...]

Cutting Foreign Oil, Saving Lives With California Microgrid Projects: CEC Chairman Part 2

California microgrid projects are expected to cut the use of foreign oil and save lives, says Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy Commission. The commission has awarded $1.7 million for a military microgrid demonstration project. This is Part 2 of our California microgrid projects interviews by Lisa Cohn. Subscribe to our podcast … [Read more...]