State awards $5 million for final phase of microgrid project at sub base
6 Sep 2018
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday announced a $5 million state grant to build out an electric microgrid at the Naval Submarine Base, which will allow the base to generate its own electricity to maintain key operations in the event of a disruption or power outage.
The project was first proposed in 2010 but, given its complexity and need for buy-in from senior Navy officials, it took years to gain momentum. In addition to the $5 million, the state also spent $1 million on early design and planning of the project. Construction is expected to start next year.