San Diego Gas and Electric has selected Lockheed Martin to provide support for the Borrego Springs Microgrid demonstration project. The proof of concept microgrid project is one of the first utility-scale systems and will increase grid reliability.
As part of the selection, Lockheed Martin will provide systems engineering support for the project. John Mengucci, president of Information Systems and Global Services-Defense at Lockheed Martin, said “We are excited about the opportunity to bring our expertise in command and control and situational awareness to this important learning process for SDG&E and the energy market. What we learn on this project using existing operating circuits will be extremely valuable to the utility industry for implementation of ’smart’ grid technologies.”