Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail Leverages PG&E Pilot Incentives for Demand Response

Through a new pilot program for large customers with renewable energy that provides incentives for demand response adjustments in grid usage, Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail is seeing new income from PG&E. Click here to learn more from PG&E’s newsletter. Learn more about Santa Rita’s 2 megawatt microgrid system using fuel cells, solar, energy storage,…

Alameda County Santa Rita Jail Microgrid Wins Energy Storage Innovation Award

The microgrid project at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA won an Innovation Award from Energy Storage North America earlier this month. The Jail’s microgrid, which utilizes fuel cells, 1.2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, and microturbines, provides resiliency and “islanding” capabilities (meaning the Jail can independently generate and store its…

City of Sacramento’s Climate Action Plan

The City of Sacramento’s Climate Action Plan, adopted February 2012, includes a municipal and community greenhouse gas inventory, and exploration of energy efficiency strategies such as: partnering with utilities on behavioral educational programs, supporting SMUD’s microgrid project, coordinating with SMUD on appliance and lighting rebate programs, custom and prescriptive incentive programs, and multi-family retrofits, retrofitting…
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