Microgrids are providing exciting opportunities for electrical contractors. The microgrid was conceived to provide a reliable energy supply to remote geographical locations where it is not economical to extend traditional electric utilities.
It hasn’t been easy to live in Connecticut the last couple years. First Hurricane Irene slammed through the state in August 2011, leaving some residents without electricity for weeks. A freak Halloween snowstorm two months later brought wires down again.
As alternative-energy sources become more commonplace, the need for infrastructure to support their expanding reach into mainstream energy markets is also on the rise. Microgrids have emerged as an ideal technology to meet this growing demand.