Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters
- Fuel Type Natural Gas
- Application Public Services
- kW Production 800 kWe
- Location Montgomery County, Maryland
About This Project
This Microgrid Project at PSHQ is part of a comprehensive effort to ensure the resiliency of critical public services during major electric distribution system outages. PSHQ is the County's primary administrative hub for a range of critical public services including transportation management resources, components of the County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and the police station serving much of the central part of the County.
The project includes multiple clean energy technologies integrated to operate seamlessly, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5,900 metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking more than 1,200 cars off the road. The project design includes 2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic canopies mounted over the existing parking lot, a 2G Energy Inc. 800 KW Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, electric vehicle charging stations and a cyber security system.