Microgrid Competition Offers $100,000 Awards
The US Energy Department launched the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge, which will recognize local organizations that have adopted successful grid strategies to ensure power during severe weather and other disruptive events.
The Challenge encourages organizations with operational microgrids, such as hospitals and water treatment plants, to submit their microgrid designs and operational data. The data will help DOE capture practical information that can be shared about how microgrids are being used to make communities more resilient.
Entries will be judged according to four criteria: resiliency, clean energy system, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
The Energy Department will make $100,000 awards in each of the following six categories:
- Healthcare facilities;
- Emergency shelters, including housing and schools;
- Municipal facilities, including police stations, fire stations, and water treatment plants;
- Commercial facilities, including financial centers;
- Industrial facilities and activities, such as transportation and critical manufacturing; and
- Other government facilities.
The deadline for applying is August 29, 2014.
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