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Sub base receives state grant for power generators

By Judy Benson

Publication: theday.com

Published July 24. 2013 11:00AM   Updated July 24. 2013 11:57PM

Groton – The Naval Submarine Base is one of nine recipients across the state of grants from the Microgrid Grant and Loan Pilot Program, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday.

The sub base has been awarded a $3 million grant to install a 5 megawatt cogeneration turbine and a 1.5 megawatt diesel generator that will service various buildings and piers at the base.

Other grant awards went to the University of Connecticut's main campus in Storrs, Wesleyan University in Middletown and the University of Hartford, and five municipalities: Bridgeport, Windham, Woodbridge, Hartford and Fairfield. Eighteen applications for the grants were submitted, DEEP said.

There is an additional $30 million in state funding that will be available for the next round of the grant program that will begin in the fall, DEEP said.

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