BayREN’s March 2018 forum, “Increasing Reliability and Resiliency with Microgrids: How to Implement from Design to Interconnection,” took place on March 27, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. At the forum, the Clean Coalition’s Greg Thomson presented on the North Bay Community Resilience Initiative, while Frank Wasko moderated the panel discussion.
Microgrids are localized grids that have the potential to improve reliability and resiliency of the grid, offer a backup energy solution for communities during grid outages, and contribute to achieving California’s clean energy future. This forum aimed to help local governments, utilities, and the private sector understand the benefits of microgrids, what to expect when planning a microgrid, and how to navigate some of the complexities of creating a feasible design model. Presentations included an update on the State’s microgrid roadmap, project case studies, and resources available to support the design process.