Brooklyn Microgrid is currently developing a community microgrid in the Gowanus and Park Slope neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Community microgrids are a new approach for grid operations that achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system by providing long-term, locally generated power security prioritized for the community. Microgrids, have ability to separate from the larger electric grid during extreme weather events or other emergencies, providing the backbone for resilient, sustainable and more efficient energy production of the future.
The goals of the Brooklyn Microgrid projects:
- Increase the amount of clean, renewable energy generated in the community by members of the community
- Develop a connected network of distributed energy resources which will improve electrical grid resiliency and efficiency
- Manage these distributed energy resources in times of power outages and emergencies to protect the community and local economy
- Create financial incentives and business models that encourage community investment in their energy future, creating energy and jobs that boost the local economy
We are a team of energy services professionals including engineers, software developers, analysts and makers who are dedicated to building out a resilient, clean and renewable, locally generated microgrid in Brooklyn, NY.