Microgrids: Prototypes for the Smart Grid
Executive Director Craig Lewis presented at this event, which took place on November 6, 2014 in Menlo Park, CA.
Craig Lewis, Executive Director of the Clean Coalition, presented at the Silicon Valley Clean Tech Speaker Series on November 6 in Menlo Park, CA from 7-8:30pm.
Of the total energy consumed in the U.S. only 0.3% comes from solar and 1.65% comes from wind. Electric utilities are cautious about adding these intermittent renewable energy sources to the current grid. Clean Coalition’s mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. Their Community Microgrid Initiative will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of high penetrations of local renewables. Come learn about how Clean Coalition is working with electric utilities to create microgrid demonstration projects, including one in San Francisco. What percentage renewable is feasible on the microgrids? What innovations can be modeled on the microgrid for grid-wide deployment? What are the opportunities, challenges, risks, timeline, lessons learned, and successes so far?
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