SDG&E Unveils Four Advanced Microgrids - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Microgrids, Utilities  -  February 16, 2024

SDG&E Unveils Four Advanced Microgrids

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) unveiled four new microgrids featuring advanced remote operation capabilities to help enhance grid reliability and bolster resiliency for the surrounding communities. 

The four microgrid and energy storage sites, located in the communities of Clairemont, Tierra Santa, Paradise, and Boulevard, will help deal with increasing energy demands in the San Diego region.

The ability to remotely operate microgrids offers real-time monitoring, faster response to grid events, more efficient energy storage management and enhanced grid resilience designed to help optimize overall performance, reliability, and sustainability. 

These systems utilize lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells and have advanced safety and fire prevention features. 

“Storage and microgrids are key to helping build a more resilient electric grid that can extend the availability of cleaner energy and help our communities better manage through grid emergencies like the extreme heat experienced in recent summers,” said Caroline Winn, SDG&E's Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “These microgrids will actively dispatch clean energy to the grid when needed and help improve energy resiliency for critical facilities like fire stations, schools, and cooling centers in San Diego." 

In December 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission gave the approval to SDG&E to move forward with these projects. 

The four microgrids will operate independently or in tandem with the larger regional grid and offer a combined storage capacity of approximately 39 megawatts (MW) and 180 megawatt-hours (MWh) across four SDG&E substations. 

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