SF Power and Energy Society Technical Presentation
The Clean Coalition's Greg Thomson presented at this event, which took place on June 17, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.
Greg Thomson, Programs Director for the Clean Coalition, presented on Community Microgrids to the SF Power and Energy Society at the California Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday, June 17 from 11:30-1pm.
A Community Microgrid achieves a more sustainable, secure, and reliable energy system for communities and utilities. As a replicable and scalable model, Community Microgrids provide a cost-effective foundation that modernizes the grid, advances utility operations, and achieves higher penetrations of renewable energy with greater reliability and resilience. A Community Microgrid delivers these benefits by taking a system-wide approach to community electrical needs, optimizing portfolios of renewable energy and other distributed energy resources across substation areas to decrease both long-term energy costs and dependence on the remote transmission grid. A Community Microgrid also features the ability to island the most critical loads served by the local distribution grid.
This discussion presented details on the Hunters Point Community Microgrid project, led by the Clean Coalition in collaboration with Pacific Gas & Electric, and used as input to the CPUC ruling on Distribution Resources Planning.