Vermont’s 2016 Clean Energy Plan, produced by the Department of Public Service (DPS), includes the Stafford Hill Microgrid as an example of the use of scalable energy storage that improves energy resilience (read more about the project here). In its recommendations, the plan calls for studying the performance of the project to understand costs, benefits, and implications for grid-scale storage in Vermont, furthering project development in the state, and facilitating the development of microgrids, particularly where they support critical infrastructure. The Stafford Hill microgrid was built with the support of a joint grant from the Vermont DPS and US DOE, Office of Electricity, and with technical support from Sandia National Laboratories and from the Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership program administered by Clean Energy States Alliance. Read the full state clean energy plan here.