Our Ocracoke Island microgrid brings new energy resources and increased reliability to Tideland Electric Membership Corporation members. The microgrid can provide power to the island if an outage occurs, which is especially critical given Ocracoke’s remote location and susceptibility to hurricanes and storms. This pilot project also gives us the chance to test various microgrid components and determine how microgrid technology can be deployed at other locations throughout North Carolina.
The microgrid was recently showcased by the North Carolina Leadership Forum at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy for its innovation in meeting our state’s future energy needs.
More information on microgrids is available in the Energy & Innovation section of our website.