New microgrids in California, Texas improve local grid resiliency
from Smart Grid News
Coastal towns in California and Texas are taking steps toward improving resiliency of the local electric grids with microgrids, according to two announcements. The city of Berkeley, California, is designing a clean energy-generated microgrid to provide power to downtown facilities, paid for with a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission. Houston, Texas-based grocery retailer H-E-B has partnered with Texas Microgrid to create a natural gas-powered microgrid to mitigate power loss effects of local weather tropical storms, hurricanes, flooding and high winds.
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