The first Regional Forum for 2018 “Increasing Reliability and Resiliency with Microgrids: How to Implement from Design to Interconnection” was held in San Francisco on March 27.
Microgrids are localized grids that have the potential to improve reliability and resiliency of the grid, offer a backup energy solution for communities during grid outages, and contribute to achieving California’s clean energy future. This forum aimed to help local governments, utilities and the private sector understand the benefits of microgrids, what to expect when planning a microgrid and how to navigate some of the complexities of creating a feasible design model. Presentations included an update on the State’s microgrid roadmap, project case studies and resources available to support the design process.
- Forum Agenda
- Welcome and Introductions | Rachael Londer and Andrea Chow, BayREN Representatives
- California Energy Commission Microgrid Roadmap Update | Anthony Ng, CEC
- Oakland EcoBlock | Daniel Hamilton, City of Oakland
- Ready, Set, Resilience: Berkeley Energy Assurance Transformation | Katie Van Dyke, City of Berkeley
- North Bay Community Resilience Initiative: The Path to Resilience and Sustainability | Greg Thomson, Clean Coalition
- PG&E Microgrid Categories | David Rubin, PG&E
- USGBC- Assessing & Verifying Microgrids through PEER | Brenden McEneaney, USGBC
- Panel Session: Microgrid Opportunities and Challenges for Local Governments
- Closing Statements | Rachael Londer, BayREN Representative
- Anthony Ng, Energy Commission Specialist, Energy Deployment & Market Facilitation Office, California Energy Commission
- Daniel Hamilton, Sustainability Manager, City of Oakland
- Greg Thompson, Community Microgrid Initiative Director, Clean Coalition
- Katie Van Dyke, Climate Action Program Manager, City of Berkeley
- David Rubin, Pacific Gas and Electric
- Brenden McEneaney, Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER),United States Green Building Council
- Association of Bay Area Governments Resilience Program, Energy Planning: Implementing Microgrids as a Resilience Strategy was held September 28, 2017. Additional resources, including agenda, workshop presentations, and webinar recordings can be found here.
- City of Fremont Fire Station Microgrid Demonstration and Case Study
- Bay Area Regional Collaborative Model Solar Ordinance Update handout