Report calls for change as town center microgrids run into roadblocks

Town center, or TC microgrid, projects in the Northeast have foundered in the face of regulatory, statutory and technical challenges, according to a report written for the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities (NJBPU).

“Town center microgrids are one conceptual solution for community emergency-power resilience and reliability needs but face significant public policy-driven development hurdles,” said Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director of Rutgers’ Bloustein Local Government Research Center and the report’s main author. “These challenges are substantial but not necessarily insurmountable.”

Microgrid Knowledge, August 4, 2021