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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the winners of the second Alaska Center for Microgrid Technologies Commercialization competition.
Intergrid LLC, an inverter company based in Temple, New Hampshire, received the grand prize laboratory testing award. The award includes 40 lab days, which the company will use for testing its equipment in the Power Systems Integration Lab at the UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power. The lab can evaluate equipment under a range of real-world scenarios and will help Intergrid test the design of a replicable energy storage system for rural communities in Alaska.