DoD eyes microgrids to boost efficiency, security in the field

01/21/2013 | Electric Light & Power online

The U.S. Department of Defense is predicted to increase its spending on microgrids by 50% in 2013 as it seeks to enhance the security of energy systems in the field and integrate more renewable energy resources. A Pike Research report predicts that microgrids operated by the U.S. military will have a total capacity exceeding 600 MW by 2018, which will help the Pentagon reduce its reliance on fossil fuels at place like forward operating bases in warzones.

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