A robust microgrid development is occurring at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia and will be operational in 2016. Under the leadership of PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, this microgrid and grid modernization project is being developed as an integral part of the overall 1,200-acre (486-hectare) property redevelopment.
Featured in Transmission & Distribution World magazine, the PIDC and the energy team are currently implementing a US$33 million comprehensive implementation plan that includes advanced metering infrastructure and a smart substation. According to the article, open architecture provides the foundational grid modernization technology that will support numerous future applications, providing additional energy choice, energy efficiency and flexibility.
The article describes how the microgrid's business model works and how the energy master plan determined the most cost-effective strategy for the long-term, growing electric capacity needs of the Navy Yard.