Columbus Zoo AEP Microgrid
LocationColumbus, Ohio Contract$250,000 RoleElectrical Subcontractor for Third Sun Solar Construction ManagerWorley – Energy/Chemicals/Resources Completion2020
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium installed a microgrid to help power a portion of the Polar Frontier exhibit. A ground-mount solar array powers an extensive battery system behind the meter of the Polar Frontier complex, working like a backup generator to
provide renewable energy when needed.
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was open and active during the installation of the
The project was completed on schedule with 775 hours.
The 134.4KW ground-mounted solar array was one of only 3 solar projects AEP
completed in the State of Ohio in 2020.