Connecticut Governor Malloy Announces Nations First Statewide Microgrid Pilot (Microgrid*)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty, and state and local officials, today announced that nine microgrid projects in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Groton, Hartford, Middletown, Storrs, Windham, and Woodbridge have been awarded a total of $18 million in funding primarily through the DEEP Microgrid Pilot Program. The program is designed to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings powered during electric grid outages.

"Microgrids play a major role in our efforts to modernize and harden our infrastructure to withstand severe weather," said Governor Malloy. "These projects will help protect residents and vital public services even when the power goes out, and in doing so allow us to provide critical services during times of emergency. Over the next two years, I’ve recommended an additional $30 million in funding for the state’s microgrid program to strengthen more Connecticut communities."