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Energy Storage, Solar  -  October 15, 2021

Humboldt County Launches Community Solar-Plus-Storage Grids

Residential, commercial and industrial energy users in Humboldt County will soon have access to solar-plus-storage community grids under a new program.

Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) entered into a contract with Swell Energy for the development of a community grid program that will create up to 45 MWh of behind-the-meter energy storage systems powered by solar energy. Solar-plus-storage sites located at a customer’s residential, commercial or industrial site will be eligible to participate in the program.

Additionally, California’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides monetary incentives for customers to enroll. Customers will be able to able to use renewable energy and see energy costs savings, while supporting energy resilience in the community.

“RCEA is excited to be working with Swell and GRID to bring state and local incentives for energy storage to Humboldt County agencies, homes, and businesses,” Matthew Marshall, executive director of RCEA, said in a statement. “The battery storage systems installed under this program can provide customer bill savings and grid benefits during normal daily operations but will also serve critical energy needs during power outages.”


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