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The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have commissioned the first U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) grid-tied microgrid integrating both renewable resources and energy storage at Fort Bliss, Texas.

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 kW solar array, a 300 kW energy storage system, utility grid interconnection and Lockheed Martin's Intelligent Microgrid Control System.

Funded by the DOD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, the project now enters its demonstration phase, which is slated to continue through July.



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