Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Solar Energy News .




SOLAR DAILY
U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin Commission Microgrid at Fort Bliss
by Staff Writers
El Paso TX (SPX) May 17, 2013


File image.

U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin officials commissioned the first U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) grid-tied microgrid integrating both renewable resources and energy storage during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas. The project was funded by the DoD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program.

The Fort Bliss grid-tied microgrid is designed to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs while providing the capability to operate independent of the electric utility grid when needed to provide energy security.

Events leading up to today's commissioning occurred in phases that involved installing hardware, upgrading software, bridging traditional and renewable energy generation sources and ensuring the microgrid operates efficiently. The program now enters its demonstration phase, which is slated to continue through July.

"We are excited to lead the Army in energy efficiency. This microgrid supports Fort Bliss' Environmental Campaign Plan, aimed at reducing our carbon footprint. This cost-effective project will incorporate renewable energy sources, lowering our electric output," said Major Joe Buccino, Fort Bliss spokesperson.

"The tactical utility of this technology is its ability to allow us to operate off the grid. We are entering an age of emerging threats and cyber warfare. We are assuming an unacceptable measure of risk at fixed installations of extended power loss in the event of an attack on the fragile electric grid. This project represents the future of military energy security."

"The Fort Bliss microgrid will provide the DoD and other government and commercial organizations with the data and confidence necessary to transition microgrid technologies into wider scale use," said Jim Gribschaw, director of energy programs at Lockheed Martin.

"Microgrids are the key to an energy efficient and secure future for sites such as defense installations, hospitals, universities, commercial businesses and industrial sites."

In 2010, Lockheed Martin received the contract to demonstrate an Intelligent Microgrid at the U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team complex at Fort Bliss.

The microgrid consists of onsite backup generation, a 120 kilowatt solar array, a 300 kilowatt energy storage system, utility grid interconnection and Lockheed Martin's Intelligent Microgrid Control System.

The energy storage system is especially critical in lowering cost and maintaining a steady stream of energy. The system also stores energy to respond to high periods of energy demand and to produce reliable power.

Lockheed Martin completed Integrated Smart BEAR Power System (ISBPS) and Hybrid Intelligent Power (HI Power) microgrid system contracts last year.

ISBPS equips the U.S. Air Force with lightweight, air-transportable microgrid assets to power a mobile air base. HI Power provides the U.S. Army an efficient, reliable and secure microgrid configuration to reduce fuel consumption at tactical operations centers.

.


Related Links
Lockheed Martin
All About Solar Energy at SolarDaily.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SOLAR DAILY
China denounces anticipated EU solar tariffs
Beijing (UPI) May 16, 2013
China warned that the European Union's proposed levying of punitive duties on Chinese solar panels would "severely impair" bilateral trade ties. The comments Thursday by Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang came after the European Commission agreed to a proposal to levy provisional duties ranging from 37-68 percent on Chinese solar panels, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua rep ... read more


SOLAR DAILY
WELTEC BIOPOWER constructs 1.8 MW plant in Finland

UGA researchers explore how to harvest electricity directly from plants

New Advance in Biofuel Production

Researchers work to capture electrical energy from plants

SOLAR DAILY
Wayne State University researcher's technique helps robotic vehicles find their way, help humans

MakerBot and Robohand

Robot uses arms, location and more to discover objects

Seahorse's Armor Gives Engineers Insight Into Robotics Designs

SOLAR DAILY
Morocco to harness the wind in energy hunt

Scotland approves 640-foot prototype offshore wind turbine

Wind Power: TUV Rheinland Certifies HybridDrive from Winergy

Wales wind power line to go underground near historic village

SOLAR DAILY
Hong Kong launches first electric taxis

China owner smashes up his Maserati in service protest

Germany's Volkswagen plans new China car plant

Big Three US automakers to skip Tokyo Motor Show

SOLAR DAILY
Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas

Israel pushed to spell out gas export plan

Canada's Harper pitches Keystone oil line in NY

Chevron to the rescue of YPF's shale project

SOLAR DAILY
Thousands rally against nuclear power in Taiwan

German MPs debate fresh search for nuclear dump site

Japan nuke regulator to halt reactor restart

Fukushima disaster could not happen in Taiwan: officials

SOLAR DAILY
Paraguay ups stakes in electricity row with Brazil, Argentina

EU says emissions down, but pollution scheme falters

New Wyoming Lithium Deposit could Meet all US Demand

British lawmakers: Lack of clear policy hindering energy investment

SOLAR DAILY
Indonesia court ruling boosts indigenous land rights

Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest

Indonesia extends logging ban to protect rainforest

Loss of Eastern Hemlock Will Affect Forest Water Use




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement