Rockville Community Microgrid

A project of private partner Pepco Holdings.

Through the Pepco Exelon merger commitment, Pepco agreed to submit a community microgrid proposal to the Maryland Public Service Commission. Pepco has worked with Montgomery County to review several locations for hosting the microgrid and found that the area near the Rockville Town Center is an ideal location to serve the community during prolonged power outages. The purpose of the project is to ensure that essential businesses and facilities continue to operate and serve the public during power outages. The microgrid could include grocery stores, gas stations, a pharmacy, a police station, a fire station, and County and City government buildings. The microgrid would be powered by a combination of clean and energy efficient power sources such as solar panels, combined heat and power, battery storage, and natural gas generators. More information is available in the presentation given at the public meeting held on November 14, 2017.