Podcast: Wesleyan University’s Microgrid Designed to Resist Outages

Wesleyan University's microgrid was the first project to receive funds from the state of Connecticut's microgrid pilot program, which aims to help utility customers harden their infrastructure. Wesleyan, which can generate 3.1 MW, wants to avoid power outages like the one it experienced in 2012 for 77 hours. The university can generate about 99 … [Read more...]

A Good Microgrid Fit vs. a Microgrid Craze

There's a big difference between a good microgrid fit and what one microgrid manager calls the microgrid craze. "When I look at the microgrid craze, I don’t see how it’s going to happen," says Alan Rubacha, director of the physical plant at Wesleyan Unviersity, which was the first to receive funding from Connecticut's microgrid program, an … [Read more...]