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Renewable front-of-the-meter microgrid strengthens California’s grid reliability

June 15, 2022

The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid (RCAM) features a 2.2MW solar PV array that is DC-coupled to a 2MW (9MWh) battery energy storage system, comprised of three Tesla Megapacks.

The new microgrid was developed through a partnership between the County of Humboldt, Pacific Gas, and Electric Company (PG&E), the Schatz Energy Research Center at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Humboldt), Schweitzer Engineering Labs, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, Tesla, Inc., The Energy Authority and TRC.

The RCAM includes a microgrid control system, with protection and isolation devices that interfaces directly with PG&E’s distribution control center.

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