Power Through Any Challenge
It’s 5:05 p.m. on October 30, 2012. You’re a doctor at Bellevue Hospital in New York. As you start your third surgery of the day, you take a minute to listen to the slight tapping coming from above.
The storm is here. The newscasters have been talking about Hurricane Sandy for days now. You quickly realize the tapping from above is actually rain pelting against the roof. There is a dull buzz, and then—blackness. The power went out.
When you work in an emergency room, there is never a convenient time for a power outage. Hospital activities and other critical operations throughout the city demand a continuous and dependable power system that the traditional power grid cannot always provide.
To power through when other power systems fail, intelligent microgrid solutions have the ability to operate as part of the larger utility grid or independently to provide constant, uninterrupted energy no matter the conditions.
By integrating a wide range of traditional and renewable energy sources, intelligent microgrids exceed power needs and expectations. From improving energy efficiency to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy costs, intelligent microgrids are the smart solution to efficient, reliable and secure power.
Microgrids even secure energy networks against physical and cyber attack. When traditional civilian power grids go down, intelligent microgrids can provide U.S. military bases with secure communication and dependable energy.
The first U.S. Department of Defense grid-tied microgrid integrated with energy storage and renewable sources was commissioned by the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin on Thursday, May 16 at Fort Bliss, Texas. The microgrid exemplifies smart, achievable energy management that aligns with national energy aspirations.
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Posted on May 16, 2013