The advantages of deploying microgrids are abundant, with sustainability and reliability leading the charge. These are easy to communicate on a community level, but have more specific benefits when installed at military applications. Following on from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives aimed at deploying more renewable energy, the cost-savings, distributed energy resource (DER) applications and energy security benefits be gained cannot be overlooked.
For the past several decades, a major challenge facing utilities has been the constant evolution of the regulatory landscape. Utilities have seen a dizzying array of rules impact their service capabilities and bottom lines.
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction – be it nuclear or biological – falls under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, it has placed a strong focus on working with former Soviet states to make sure these threats do not fall into the wrong hands.