Microgrid Knowledge – Community Microgrids: Navigating Roadblocks to Implementation

Grid outages caused by adverse weather are wreaking havoc on critical infrastructure. Exacerbated by climate change, they are causing more extensive loss of services with bigger financial and safety impacts than ever before. Water and wastewater treatment facilities are especially at risk because power loss can cause sewage to build up and overflow or prevent drinking water from being supplied to the community, jeopardizing public health. A recent example is the impact of Hurricane Ian on Polk County, Florida, that caused tens of millions of gallons of sewage and recycled water to leak, endangering public health with the release of contaminated water into the environment.

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