Travel Insurance: Why Mass Transit Is Coming to Rely on Microgrids

June 20, 2022
In this video, we explore three examples of how mass transit leaders and organizations are increasingly relying on microgrids.

Mass transit leaders are increasingly coming to rely on microgrids for resilience. In this video, we’ll look at three such examples.

Nicole Geneau of AlphaStruxure and Michael Yambrach of the Montgomery county, MD Office of Energy and Sustainability present the case of Montgomery county, Maryland. Montgomery county has an ambitious carbon reduction goal, and electrification of the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot and its 5.6-MW microgrid are part of the plan.

Norm Campbell of Go Electric explains how a battery-enabled microgrid for an air traffic control tower is keeping the skies safe over an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas.

Mike Norelli of Northeast-Western Energy Systems provides a look inside the nation’s first major US airport powered entirely by a microgrid: Pittsburgh International Airport.

This session is moderated by Geoff Gunn, associate principal / energy for Arup.

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This video was recorded during Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes. The two-day event was designed to bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and those curious about microgrids. Held in June of 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered microgrid leaders for two days of interactive sessions designed to help innovators, developers, utilities, and technology and engineering firms exploring the microgrid space.

The event featured more than 100 speakers across thirty sessions. Panel discussions covered big picture ideas around macro economic influences on the microgrid market, how microgrids can be a building block of US infrastructure and climate goals, why microgrids are becoming important to military missions and the challenges with supporting an electrified economy. The event also included multiple breakout sessions where panelists presented real-world case studies. Each session allowed audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

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