microgrid

FILE -- Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (credit: Getty Images)

Hoboken Eyes $50M Plan To Make Critical Buildings Blackout-Proof

Among the 55 or so buildings that would remain powered up by a “microgrid” are senior homes, the hospital, the police station, supermarkets and pharmacies.

11/06/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy powers up state's first microgrid at Wesleyan University, March 6, 2014. (credit: Flickr/Gov. Malloy Office)

Gov. Malloy Helps Power Up State’s First Microgrid At Wesleyan

Microgrids are a means of providing power when storms knock out electricity to entire communities. Microgrids are fueled by natural gas and will provide hubs of power where they’re built.

03/06/2014

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (at podium) with Gov. Chris Christie and others announcing microgrid study for NJ TRANSIT, August 26, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

NJ TRANSIT Gets Grant To Study Use Of Microgrid To Keep Trains Moving

Christie says the NJ Transitgrid would be the first microgrid built for a non-military use. It would supply highly reliable power when the regular power sources fail.

08/26/2013

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy (Photo: CT Governor's Office)

On 10th Anniversary Of Northeast Blackout, Hartford To Get Alternative Power Grid

A microgrid will be set up in the Parkville section of Hartford.

08/14/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Announces New Microgrid System To Keep Power On In Storms

The microgrids – small versions of electricity systems that generate, distribute and regulate the flow of electricity – were among numerous recommendations to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy from a committee looking into the impacts of lengthy power outages after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a freak snowstorm two months later.

07/24/2013