Sun Prairie Library Microgrid Feasibility Analysis and Community Resiliency Planning

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Slipstream recently completed feasibility studies on existing sites in two Wisconsin cities, Madison and Sun Prairie. Each city had its own reasons for exploring how a microgrid might help it meet its climate and resiliency goals.

Sun Prairie: A microgrid to power a Community Resilience Center (CRC)

Last year Sun Prairie approved a conceptual design to expand and renovate the Sun Prairie Public Library, with a ribbon-cutting slated for 2024. Sun Prairie officials plan to expand the library's current emergency and community capabilities to meet the city's needs well into the future.

The proposed Community Resilience Center (CRC) would integrate solar and storage with microgrid controls to serve critical loads such as HVAC, lighting, and the Sun Prairie Media Center. With these improvements, the library could stand as a beacon of sustainability while providing benefits to residents, including refrigeration and emergency heating and cooling.