Peco pulls the plug on $35M microgrid project

11 Nov 09 Nov, 2016

Peco has called a retreat on plans to install a $35 million self-sustaining microgrid in Delaware County after the proposal generated stiff opposition from customer advocates. The proposed microgrid, which could operate independently of the regional power grid during a widespread outage, included 10.5 MW of nural-gasat and solar-power generators and 200 kilowatts of battery storage. Peco’s microgrid would have supplied power to three government facilities and 27 businesses in a 388-acre area that includes the Concord Township Municipal Complex, a fire station, a sewage-treatment plant, a retirement community, two medical facilities, two motels, and two shopping centers.

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