Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ansonia looks to create micro-grid

As a result of CT's new energy legislation, Ansonia is now planning to build its own li'l electric grid to sell municipal power to industrial customers. They figure that the "inter-city micro-grid" will pay itself back within 1.5 years and they will be able to supply more reliable power at a lower cost than existing suppliers. They anticipate building up to 1,000 KW of capacity, which is not a tremendous amount but a significant start. To give a rough idea of scale, this might generate enough power for 4 or 5 large supermarkets (demand fluctuates widely for industrial and commercial uses depending on the specific function).

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