Commissioned in 2018, the Bridgeport microgrid provides year-round clean energy to Bridgeport’s City Hall, Police Headquarters and Eisenhower Senior Center through a comprehensive, 20 year Energy Services Agreement with the City.
The system utilizes a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system to simultaneously produce electricity, heat, and chilled water, significantly improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The microgrid also includes multiple design redundancies that enable fail-safe operations in the event of an extreme weather or other emergency blackout event, providing additional resilience for the City’s critical infrastructure facilities.
The project was part of a municipal pilot program launched through the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in 2013. Bridgeport's Microgrid provides the city with 100% resilience while saving on longterm costs and reducing the environmental impact of on-site generation.
Scale's Capital Solutions
Scale’s acquisition of the Bridgeport Microgrid demonstrates the capability to provide owners and operators of assets a means to recycle their capital back into their businesses.
The initial financing of this system included a 10% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and a $2.9 million grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). CT Green Bank and KeyBank provided the debt package and continue to support the project post-acquisition
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