IFMA California Central Coast Chapter annual meeting – 6 Feb 2020
Executive Director Craig Lewis presented at this event, which took place 6 February 2020 in Goleta, CA.
Executive Director Craig Lewis presented on the Goleta Load Pocket Community Microgrid (GLPCM) at the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) (California Central Coast Chapter) annual meeting, which took place 6 February 2020 at Deckers Outdoor Corporation in Goleta, CA.
The GLPCM will showcase the power system of the future. The Goleta Load Pocket, a disaster-prone, transmission-vulnerable 70-mile stretch of Southern California coastline, provides the perfect opportunity for a comprehensive Community Microgrid that will bring the area an unparalleled trifecta of economic, environmental, and resilience benefits. A Community Microgrid can island from the larger grid during a power outage — whether it’s caused by a natural disaster, a PSPS, or any other event — providing indefinite renewables-driven backup power for critical community facilities such as fire stations and emergency shelters. During regular grid operations, the GLPCM will continue providing the benefits of clean local energy to the community.