Military Microgrids

This section includes white papers on Microgrids used for military purposes
U.S. Army photo by Scott Darling, Fort Cavazos Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Improves Resilience at Fort Cavazos with New Microgrid

March 14, 2024
U.S. Army Garrison-Fort Cavazos, formerly known as Fort Hood, will use the microgrid to power critical services and infrastructure during outages and to reduce energy costs during...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
David Vergun, U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Defense Officials Discuss Resilience, Microgrids at the Google Defense Forum

Feb. 1, 2024
Two senior defense officials highlight how microgrids improve resiliency at military installations while also providing benefits to the surrounding community.
Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence

U.S. Army Testing Microgrid System to Power Field Hospitals

Jan. 25, 2024
The AMMPS is a 120-kW microgrid system that includes two connected 60-kW generators. Rather than idling when not in use, the microgrid’s generators can be shut down if power demand...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Test Long-Duration Energy Storage Microgrid

Jan. 18, 2024
Containerized iron flow battery technology has been integrated with a microgrid to demonstrate the critical role energy storage plays in energy security at remote military installations...
Screenshot credit Fox News Channel

Fox News Focuses on Microgrids Around the World

Jan. 4, 2024
Publications as diverse as the New York Times, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio and TIME magazine have reported and published stories about new projects and developments...
Image credit Deemerwha studio,

Swift Ascension: 5 Biggest Story Trends Highlight Year's Ascendency of Microgrids

Dec. 26, 2023
For Microgrid Knowledge, this is our song: 2023 was a year of tremendous growth and expansion in the way that distributed energy resources are remaking the electricity delivery...
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Microgrids to the Rescue? NERC Warns Grid Reliability at Risk this Winter

Dec. 18, 2023
An extended cold snap could put grid reliability at risk across most of the country this winter, according to NERC. Experts say microgrids could solve those reliability issues...
Image credit U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers

HSGS-Ameresco Installing On-Site Backup Power at Military Ocean Terminal Concord

Nov. 30, 2023
The on-site generation at the MOTCO facility will include three generators, a 2-MW load bank, 1,200-amp switchgear and 72,000 gallons of fuel storage capacity. The tanks are designed...