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The Latest on California’s SGIP Battery Incentive

After weeks of rolling blackouts and another wave of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events, Californian’s are once again reminded of their need for backup power. As independent energy advisors, TerraVerde is supporting water agencies, transit agencies, schools, local governments, …

SGIP Status Update: Equity and Equity Resiliency Budgets

TerraVerde Energy closely tracks the status of the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) program and the CPUC’s allocation of funding for the program. This blog post describes the current status of the various incentive categories, and highlights the imbalance of …

The Technical & Financial Performance of a Facility Microgrid

In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Sizing and Modeling the Performance of a Microgrid, we presented the methodology and tools we deploy for resiliency needs. For this fifth installment in our microgrid blog post series, we present the …

Increasing The Speed & Scale of Energy Resiliency Programs

In response to the emergence of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, CCAs and communities are exploring paths to increase community resiliency through deploying islandable solar PV plus battery energy storage systems (micro-grids) at critical facilities and community resiliency centers.  …

Sizing and Modeling the Performance of a Microgrid

In our previous TerraBlog post on microgrids, Technical Challenges & Solutions for Facility Microgrids, we share some technical considerations in analyzing a microgrid. This post is part four of our microgrid blog post series and presents a methodology for …

Revenue Opportunities for Existing Solar and Battery Systems

Many public agencies and commercial enterprises have deployed solar and battery systems in order to reduce their energy costs and meet their sustainability goals. While many are familiar with the cost savings benefits of these technologies, fewer are familiar with …

Building A Smart Energy Strategy: Optimizing Energy Procurement Plans

In our previous articles, we provided an introduction to our approach to developing an energy procurement strategy for the California High-Speed Rail System (HSR), as well as a detailed exploration of our methodology in building an energy use model. …

Technical Challenges & Solutions for Facility Microgrids

In our TerraBlog series on microgrids, we are exploring some of the key market and technical considerations for evaluating and deploying solar PV and battery energy storage integrated systems that can provide back up power in the event of an …

Building a Smart Energy Strategy: Modeling Energy Usage

In our introductory article, we provided an overview of our approach to developing an energy strategy for the California High Speed Rail System (HSR). In part two of this three part series, we will explore how TerraVerde applied physics …

Evaluating the Potential of a Microgrid

In anticipation for upcoming power shutoff events by utility operators to mitigate the risk of wild fires, many public agencies are evaluating the potential of deploying facility level microgrids to avoid operational downtime. Microgrids combine solar PV and battery energy …