Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is moving forward with plans to build a utility microgrid, and as a next step seeks assistance with project assessment. A city of about 75,000 people near the U.S./Canadian border, Sault Ste. Marie intends to install a microgrid to improve the local utility distribution system. Energy software provided by Opus One Solutions will connect the microgrids, and manage what the utility describes as a ‘grid of microgrids’ tied to Veridian’s operation systems.