Grant funded by the state’s Clean Energy Fund, the Snohomish County PUD microgrid site in Arlington, WA is currently undergoing testing and commissioning and scheduled to be fully operational in a few months.
The Arlington Microgrid project is funded in part by a $3.5 million grid modernization grant from the Clean Energy Fund, noted Washington State Department of Commerce Managing Director Jennifer Grove.
The microgrid is a very unique project, said Aaron Swaney, a Snohomish County PUD spokesperson. “More than just a ‘microgrid,’ the innovative project is designed to demonstrate the multiple uses of energy storage: grid resiliency, renewable energy integration, grid support and electric vehicle integration,” Swaney said.
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