US Department of Defense to Implement a Standardized Design for Resilient Microgrids

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by | May 26, 2020

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The US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it will develop a standardized platform to guide the modeling and design of secure and resilient DoD microgrids globally.

XENDEE, a microgrid software company, will deliver design solutions that allows the DoD to enhance energy reliability, along with the ability safely ride-out prolonged utility power outages. The technology will also allow the DoD to sustain mission critical operations using renewable energy resources and storage in an integrated microgrid system.

The technology will help reduce the time and cost associated with microgrid design and implementation. The DoD will expand the application of this technology to several installations, increasing energy resilience and mission readiness.

This new initiative will be supported by Distributed Energy Resources (DER) resilience and cybersecurity experts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Arizona State University, California Polytechnical Institute, and Reilly Associates. Microgrid planning experts from the US Naval Facilities Command Expeditionary Warfare Center, Peterson Air Force Base, US Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, US Army Corps of Engineers, and US Army Garrison Bavaria will also aid in the effort.

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