Montgomery County Microgrid | Duke Energy Renewables
Montgomery County, Maryland – Public Safety Headquarters
Project type: Microgrid
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Project size: generates approximately 11.4 million kilowatt hours of clean and low emissions energy
The Montgomery County PSHQ microgrid is the first Maryland project and public safety headquarters to earn Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal certification from Green Business Certification Inc.
On October 24, 2018, Montgomery County, Md., activated two advanced microgrids for its Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and correctional facility in Boyds, Maryland. The completed project is provided through an innovative public-private partnership with Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables that required no upfront costs for the county. The on-site power generation at these two sites is anticipated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 1,400 cars from the road or planting 178,000 new trees. The Montgomery County PSHQ microgrid also achieved Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and is the first Maryland project and public safety headquarters to earn certification.