East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Law, and Pace Law School to offer an informational webinar that explores the legal issues and process for the development of microgrids that serve as power sources for critical facility operation.
The webinar, the third in a series of four sessions offered through DEEP’s Connecticut Microgrid Program, will be held April 3 from 10:00 am-11:00 am.
Microgrids allow critical facilities to function in the event electricity is interrupted. Connecticut was the first in the nation to establish a Microgrid Program, which is central to the state’s resiliency strategy. Nine microgrids were selected during the first phase of the program and the second phase is now open to new applicants.
“Microgrids are needed to provide clean and reliable energy so that critical facilities will be able to function in the event of major power interruptions,” said Joel Rinebold, energy initiative director, CCAT.
“CCAT is pleased to collaborate with DEEP, UConn School of Law and Pace Law School to help prospective Microgrid Program candidates understand the varied issues involved with developing microgrids,” he stated.
For more information, go to http://www.ccat.us.
The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a unique economic development organization headquartered in East Hartford, Conn., leads partnerships between industry, academia and government, creating a collaborative framework for tackling today’s economic challenges. CCAT combines expertise in cutting-edge manufacturing and information technology with specialized centers of excellence in education and workforce development and alternative energy solutions to help organizations increase efficiencies, compete and succeed.