Energy Planning: Implementing Microgrids as a Resilience Strategy

Communities are increasingly tapping into microgrids to support goals to decrease carbon footprint, increase energy reliability, and support community development. A microgrid is a specialized energy component that can operate in unison with or independent of the electric grid. The technology has been around for decades, but recent technological advancement, growing knowledge networks, increasing regulatory attention, and robust state incentives are expanding the deployment of microgrids by and for Bay Area municipalities.

Join ABAG and BayREN in discussing how microgrids can serve jurisdictional needs, and how it fits into resilience planning. The workshop will highlight case studies of Bay Area cities that have taken different approaches to designing and deploying microgrids, and feature representatives from PG&E. The operational, regulatory, and financial aspects of microgrid initiatives will be showcased.

Register for the workshop at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-planning-implementing-microgrids-as-a-resilience-strategy-tickets-37315186728. Lunch will be included. Be sure to let us know of any food restrictions or preferences in your RSVP.

For more information, contact Michael Germeraad at mgermeraad@bayareametro.gov.