US Smart Campus to Meet Growing Demand with New Microgrid

In the US, renewable energy firm Ameresco and public-private economic development corporation PIDC have announced the operation of 6MW natural gas-fired peaking plant.

The microgrid is sited at the Navy Yard in Philadephia to generate energy to meet peak demand. The Navy will use energy from the microgrid to avoid using high costs electricity on the main grid during times when demand is high. This will help reduce energy costs on the main grid.

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