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Municipal Microgrids Revisited

At a Glance


GZA was proud to be part of the virtual workshop "Municipal Microgrids Revisited: How to Procure Resilient Electric Power for Community Lifelines with an Energy as a Service (EaaS) Financing Model" hosted by the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission.

In this session, you'll learn the fundamentals of microgrid components, the challenges for siting and purchasing, new grant opportunities, and the benefits of resiliency of the grid and your community lifelines from the impacts of power outages. A representative from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center provides an overview of Mass CEC's services and their work on microgrids. A strategic alliance of private companies, Schneider Electric, Citizen's Energy Corporation, and GZA, discusses microgrid projects and "EaaS," an innovative method of financing a microgrid that reduces the ownership and operation risks for the municipality. 

Learn more about the panel and workshop on CMRPC's official site.