1. Microgrids with Energy Storage Sought by US Military

    Microgrids with Energy Storage Sought by US Military

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a solicitation Tuesday seeking pre-proposals for multiple projects at military installations that will assess large-scale energy storage within microgrids. Applications are due March 8 by 2 p.m. ET. In describing its reason for pursuing microgrid technology, the defense department noted that major power outages are growing in number and severity in the United States. In addition, military bases are experiencing outages more often, and those outages last longer.

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    1. There is growing concern whether military bases can maintain critical functions during outages that last for days or weeks, as opposed to hours. DoD is actively pursuing the deployment of microgrid technologies to provide improved energy security for longer durations.
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