Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project

Project overview

The Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project is the flagship Community Microgrid project and is being conducted in collaboration with Pacific Gas & Electric. It is designed to transform the Bayview and Hunters Point areas of San Francisco into a world-class Community Microgrid. The Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project, named after the substation that serves the area, showcases how a utility can deploy higher levels of local renewables to secure economic, energy, and environmental benefits for its customers, which are detailed in the Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project Benefits Analysis (update coming soon). The Hunters Point Project also demonstrates that the technologies and methodologies required to deploy Community Microgrids are readily available today.

Once deployed, the Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project is expected to bring $100 million in local wages to the Bayview-Hunters Point community, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 billion pounds over the next 20 years.

Latest updates

Residents rally behind the Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project (December 16, 2015)
Hunters Point Project recognized at Solar Power Generation USA (March 24, 2014)

Media coverage

How utilities can leverage their grids to integrate solar faster and cheaper | Utility Dive (May 5, 2015)
How to Make Many Community Microgrids: The Hunters Point Model | Microgrid Knowledge (August 21, 2014)

Press releases

Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project, which will create jobs and provide 25 percent of community’s electric energy needs, gets a $150,000 boost (December 1, 2015)

Downloads

Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project Benefits Analysis
Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project Power Flow Analysis Methodology