Municipal microgrids ensure that homes, businesses, schools, and government facilities – places integral to everyday life – remain energized even during extreme weather events.
Municipal microgrids provide municipalities with a highly efficient, on-site combined heat and power generation (co-gen) source. Microgrids enable municipalities to secure resiliency, reduce energy costs and promote sustainable practices and technologies – the ingredients necessary for a community to thrive.
“Developing and implementing microgrids will mean that more New Yorkers can benefit from a cleaner and more efficient energy system that will also be more accessible when they need it most.”
— New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
With a municipal microgrid, towns and cities will foster a higher quality of life for residents and a more attractive environment to grow new and existing businesses.
- Microgrids can offer communities vulnerable to power outages the resiliency they need to continue functioning throughout extreme weather events.
- Microgrids empower communities to produce or sell energy into the surrounding macrogrid based on real-time economic conditions, achieving significant energy savings.
- Energy cost savings will lower municipal operating expenses and help stimulate economic growth with affordable energy.
- Communities that adopt microgrids will be seen as environmental leaders, deploying renewables that are in line with state policies and programs like the NY-Sun Solar Initiative.