In: energy resiliency

Petaluma City Schools to Install Microgrids to Lower Costs & Increase Resiliency

Petaluma, California – At last month’s Board meeting, Petaluma City Schools made the decision to move forward with deploying two new solar + battery microgrids.

The Petaluma City School District consists of 7,500 students, 860 staff members, seven elementary schools …

Learning from the Texas Energy Crisis

The aftermath of the 2021 Polar Vortex (power outages, water safety issues, and the tragic loss of life) has left Texans and many others wondering: “How did it come to this? Why did the power grid fail us?” When large …

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Best Practices for Microgrid Project Feasibility Assessments

With the proliferation of climate induced power outages and Utility initiated Power Safety Power Shutoff events (PSPS), many public agencies are evaluating the potential to deploy microgrids to mitigate operational downtime. Microgrids combine energy generation sources, such as solar PV …

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 …

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 …