Perspective – Enabling Factors for Achieving U.S. Army Microgrid Goals

The U.S. Army has more than 130 installations worldwide and has a stated goal of operating a microgrid on all Army installations by 2035. With only 25 microgrid projects scoped and planned through 2024, the speed and intensity of microgrid research, deployment, and funding are critical for achieving microgrid goals and energy resilience. To better understand the nature of the microgrid requirement, ASP explored existing guidance, key research challenges, and other enabling factors which impact the Army’s ability to achieve its microgrid goals.

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Author(s):Jessica Olcott Yllemo and Martha Christino
Publisher(s):American Security Project
Place Published:Washington, D.C.
Date / Journal Vol. No.:5 September 2023