Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power
Photo Credit: Dennis Simon, U.S. Central Command
To prove its readiness for a harsh Afghan summer, the 1-megawatt microgrid went through seven training rotations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. from August 2010 to March 2011. A microgrid consists of "smart" generators that link with one another to intelligently manage the power supply and operate at peak efficiency.
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