Emera, a NEC member, announced a pilot clean energy micgrogrid at its Hampden, Maine, operations center.
The micgrogrid, created in partnership with Opus One Solutions, will include solar panels, a Tesla battery storage system, an electric vehicle charging station, and a microgrid controller. The project, which is expected to be self-funding, will be used as a model for potential customer-sited solutions in the future.
“This project not only will lower energy costs and increase reliability for our Hampden Operations Center, it will help us to manage distribution feeder load in the area, which will potentially defer the need for distribution investments,” said Alan Richardson, President and COO of Emera Maine. “Together, we are working toward a cleaner, more energy efficient and sustainable future that is customer-focused and supported by a smart and strong electric grid.”
The New England Council congratulates Emera on its new microgrid and applauds their efforts to diversify their energy sources. Read more in the Bangor Daily News.