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Pepco Microgrid Opportunity 

 As part of its Pepco-Exelon merger commitments, Pepco filed a proposal with the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) to pilot two public-purpose microgrids—one sited in Montgomery County and the other sited in Prince George’s County. Pepco is currently coordinating with Montgomery County to evaluate three potential microgrid locations: Rockville Town Center, Great Seneca Science Corridor and White Oak Science Gateway. 

A microgrid is a small interconnected network of electricity users with a local source of generation assets and advanced control equipment that enables a defined geographic area to disconnect from the broader electric grid and operate independently in the case of a major power grid event (e.g., severe weather or cyber attack). A public-purpose microgrid is specifically designed to support a range of essential services during an emergency, including a mix of community services, grocery stores, gas stations, medical facilities, public services and public buildings that could potentially be used for emergency coordination and shelters during a regional event affecting the power grid. 

Montgomery County Microgrid Opportunity: Overview for Rockville Community