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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 …

Building a Smart Energy Strategy: An Introduction

In light of electrification plans, renewable energy targets, and ever increasing costs, developing a smart energy strategy continues to be among the top priorities for many teams. In addition, emerging concerns around energy resiliency & reliability are pulling groups into …

Important New Updates To California’s SGIP (Battery) Incentive

With the advent of the wildfire driven Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, California has made several important new changes to the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), a rebate program that incentivizes the deployment of (among other technologies) battery energy …

A Smart Backup Power Option for Cities, Schools, and Water Agencies

For the second time in the past two weeks, homes and businesses in California are without power. The prospect of continued Public Safety Power Shutoff events are leaving communities wondering how they can manage through outages that could last for …

Funding Opportunity for Public Agencies in High Fire Threat Areas

In light of the increasing risk of wildfires and continuing in its commitment to equity, California has modified an incentive program in manner that will support the deployment of energy storage systems for electricity customers in high fire threat regions

Battery Energy Storage Systems and CCA NEM Customers

In our previous TerraBlog post, “How CCAs can model and deploy battery energy storage and DERs”, we shared a case study for using the Building Efficiency Optimization (BEO) software to reduce a community choice agency’s (CCAs) cost to …

How CCAs can partner with their NEM customers to reduce their Resource Adequacy costs with energy storage systems

In our previous TerraBlog post, How batteries can reduce CCAs GHG emissions, we shared the process of modeling the impact energy storage systems have on greenhouse gas emissions of a community choice agency (CCA). In this two-part post we …

DER Rate Design: Customer Programs as a Procurement Resource

Have you ever had a surplus solar generation problem? Have you ever wished for a flatter load curve? Do you sometimes feel like your job performance relies a little too much on the vagaries of the real-time wholesale electricity market? …