Community Scale MicroGrids
Island Communities across the globe are tackling issues of energy for a number of very important of reasons:
1. More frequent and severe storms are causing longer and more regular power outages.
2. Islands have notoriously high electricity costs compared to mainland communities
3. Many island communities experience a large variation in population ( and therefore energy demand) between the on-season and off-season tourist industry.
RPE has significant experience working on community energy solutions. Our community micro grid combines renewable energy, storage, dynamic load management and full system control. It can be a complete stand-alone system or interface with existing infrastructure, be it generators, co-gen plants and/or connection to the utility grid.