In August 2017, Middletown Township was awarded a $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to hire experts to conduct an initial study to determine a cost-effective configuration that will allow the Township to use local resources to power critical facilities, especially during times of emergency.

The Distributed Energy Resource (DER) microgrid would reinforce the Township’s power supply. The microgrid would prevent prolonged power outages such as the one we experienced during Superstorm Sandy, and also help insulate Naval Weapons Station Earle, multiple fire departments, schools, and other critical facilities. A microgrid can remain connected to the wider electric grid, but can also function independently during an emergency situation. 


If you have any questions, please email them to microgrid.