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.