A microgrid will be set up in the Parkville section of Hartford.
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.
In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.
The clean energy division of New Jersey Resources was leasing 13 acres in Manalapan to build a “solar field” of ground-mounted, crystalline panels.