The changing nature of the grid and changing consumer member needs may require the deployment of advanced technology on distribution feeders. The second-generation grid energy router, referred to as GER, leverages years of field work with the single-phase grid energy router. Installations of these distributed devices within microgrids have the potential to modernize the distribution grid while decreasing demand and energy and achieving near perfect power quality.

This Surveillance article features the deployment of the first 3-phase grid energy router (GER) by Sandhills Utility Services, LLC that promises to improve energy resiliency at North Carolina’s largest military base, Fort Bragg.