A Microgrid Grows in Brooklyn

brooklyn_bridgeThe Marcus Garvey Apartments in Brooklyn, NY, will the site of the first microgrid emerging from Con Edison’s Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program (BQNP). The complex, which is in the Brownsville section, is owned by L+M Development Partners.

The microgrid includes a 400KW system, a 400 KW fuel cell, and a 300 KW/1,200 kWh lithium-ion battery, according to Demand Energy’s press release. The microgrid will be controlled by Demand Energy’s Distributed Energy Network Operating System (DEN.OS).

The system is expected to cut costs through demand charge reduction, provide resiliency during outages, lower operational costs, provide Con Edison with load relief and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Microgrids and nanogrids are keys to decentralizing the power grid. Energy Manager Today explored this important topic in September.

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