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Marcus Garvey Village Microgrid Case Study

Marcus Garvey Village Microgrid Case Study

Full Title: Marcus Garvey Village Microgrid Case Study
Publisher(s): Demand Energy
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
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Description (excerpt):

New York City is one of the most energy-intensive urban environments in the world. As loads grow over time, different networks become constrained. The Brooklyn-Queens area is now the target of a comprehensive energy efficiency and load reduction program, in which Demand Energy is playing a major role. The owners of the 625-apartment Marcus Garvey Village are deploying a first-of-its-kind microgrid integrating solar PV, storage and a fuel cell with Demand’s DEN.OS intelligent software to manage these distributed energy resources. A key aspect of the project is the ability of DEN.OS to ensure that the Village self-consumes all the energy it generates, without exporting to the grid. That capability directly aligns with the local utility’s requirements, which helped facilitate the interconnection and permitting process. Another achievement is that the project is the first multi-family residential storage system using lithium-ion batteries in New York City.

The Marcus Garvey Village microgrid is a prime example of how a major city can build an intelligently controlled distributed digital power grid, provide local resiliency and other grid-supporting capabilities, and transform the energy supply chain. Such systems also lower energy costs, deliver essential load relief for utilities, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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