Xcel Energy and Gundersen Health System have signed an agreement to create one of the first 100% resilient and renewable energy health care campuses in the U.S.

Through Xcel Energy’s Empower Resiliency, Gundersen will build an all-renewable energy microgrid on the health system’s Onalaska Campus. The microgrid will combine a new battery energy storage system with Gundersen’s existing solar panels and energy generated through a longtime partnership with the La Crosse County Landfill for even greater sustainability and resiliency during power grid outages.

Xcel Energy is the first utility in Wisconsin to offer a comprehensive program to support microgrids and other resiliency projects for large business customers and governmental entities who require a higher-than-standard service reliability.

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