Gridscape's Local Power Plant to boost energy resilience for San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
- Jun 10, 2022 3:30 pm GMT
Communities like SPBMI face extreme weather conditions like hurricanes and wildfires, which often disrupt their power supply. Their critical infrastructures remain without power for days, putting the safety of the community in danger.
Gridscape's microgrid will empower SPBMI to utilize electricity that has been produced locally. It will help them during planned outage, & build a robust power backup solution for the community.
The SPBMI Microgrid is an integrated renewable energy system that will maintain resilient energy supplies for critical facilities, including the San Pasqual Tribal Hall, Law Enforcement,
With microgrid controls provided by Gridscape, the system will supply solar energy to serve San Pasqual's electricity needs during the daytime, storing excess generation for use during peak-pricing periods, and providing reserve power for resilience against utility outages including Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS).
During a grid power outage, the microgrid enters islanded mode and powers the entire site from the combination of solar production and energy stored in the batteries.
"The SPBMI Microgrid system is a testament to the tribal quality of life and serves as a demonstration to many other tribal organizations in the
Gridscape specializes in developing and deploying standards-compliant future-proof products and solutions for renewable energy microgrids and fleet charging. Intended to serve as a local power plant, these microgrids allow sites to become less reliant on the grid by using local sources of energy. They can provide as much as 90% independence from the grid energy, and thus reduce overall energy cost & provide backup clean emergency power during PSPS or other power disruption events.
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