A Microgrid to Benefit Asheville
To Protect and Serve
A Critical Services Microgrid secures power during electrical grid outages, optimizes daily energy usage which reduces costs, and can be implemented right here in Asheville and Buncombe County.
Benefits of Microgrids
2-minute Intro to Microgrids
Watch the video below for details on a local opportunity for microgrids.
About the CSM Group
In 2020, we came together as a group of seasoned professionals in energy, IT, and engineering to create the Critical Services Microgrid (CSM) Group. With our combined experience in renewable energy and off-grid energy systems., we sought to improve our community and its future. To build resilience so everyone could thrive and adapt in the face of climate change, pandemics, and over-stressed natural resources.
Our focus is to encourage the City of Asheville and Buncombe County to evaluate the costs and benefits of a local microgrid that supports essential services. This type of microgrid is called a Critical Services Microgrid (CSM). We have identified a potential campus of public buildings in downtown Asheville where a microgrid could be implemented to strengthen our community's energy resilience.
As a citizen-led, pro-bono, volunteer group that is passionate about improving resilience in the community, we are constantly growing and adapting to the changes of society. We invite you to connect with us, to learn more, and to be part of the conversation.