Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding.
The program was launched following recent storms to develop innovative ways to keep critical buildings (police stations, emergency operation centers, shelters, etc.) and commercial centers powered during electric grid outages.
A pilot microgrid program, administered by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, was created under Public Act 12-148 to increase the safety and quality of life for Connecticut residents during electric grid outage situations.