Micro-grid Alternative Fuel Systems for Military

August 16, 2004 [] NextEnergy, Michigan’s alternative energy technology accelerator program, was awarded a contract from the National Automotive Center (NAC) for the design and development of an Advanced Mobile Micro-grid System at the Selfridge Air Force Base (SANG) in Michigan. James A. Croce, NextEnergy CEO, describes this contract as “the initial phase of our strategy to position the State of Michigan as a leader in providing vital energy technology services for defense and homeland security applications.” Current technology systems designed by the program consist of mission critical on-site energy systems and alternative fuel infrastructure, including hydrogen and bio-based fuel production and distribution systems. The prototype design for SANG will lead to a readily transportable system capable of providing the power required to operate military equipment should utility power or fuel systems be compromised as a result of terrorist attack, combat operations, or natural disasters.