Fifteen critical infrastructure microgrid and community resilience center projects have begun this fall across Wisconsin because of over $900,000 in funding awarded by the Public Service Commission. The projects will test the feasibility of energy security and resilience approaches to protect communities against the impacts of grid outages from severe weather events.
Recipients of the Critical Infrastructure Microgrid Feasibility Study Levels One and Two Grants include: Aurora Health Care, Bayfield County, the cities of Eau Claire and Madison, and Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewer District.
Critical Infrastructure Microgrid Feasibility Study Level 3 grant recipients include: Appleton International Airport, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the Town of La Pointe. dailyenergyinsider
Those receiving funding for Community resilience Center Feasibility projects include: the cities of Middleton and Sun Prairie, the city of Florence Utility Commission, Millennium Economic Development Corp, Sauk Prairie Police Commission, SEPA, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, and the Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. Daily Energy Insider