The recipient is building four systems and is completing initial testing for the first system. The mobile system involves a portable and deployable wind system and associated equipment to provide service to emergency responders. The first field trial is scheduled for the fall of 2023.
The proposed project will demonstrate a renewable Mobile Power Station (MPS) that combines wind and solar generation with energy storage, can be rapidly deployed to provide instantaneous reliable power without grid interconnection, achieves performance metrics in a range of California climate zones and weather conditions, and provides multiple benefits to California ratepayers in LI/DAC and tribal communities. The machine is designed to be especially efficient in low wind speeds, which allows it to be conveniently located near customers, particularly in areas that have historically relied on diesel generators for power. The MPS will generate power for below utility power rates, unlocking many applications in commercial, residential, government, military and humanitarian markets.
There is significant cost savings with the Uprise mobile power system as it generates its own power and does not connect to the electric grid so there is no cost; whereas the average California electric utility rate $0.21/kWh and diesel fuel cost to generate electricity from a mobile generator is approximately $0.35/kWh.
This project replaces the need for diesel-generated electricity during PSPS events with clean renewable energy. Replacing a 10-kW diesel generator that runs 500 hours a year during emergency events with the Uprise mobile power system will avoid approximately 9,856 lbs CO2/yr, 265,760 lbs NOx/yr, 57,200 lbs CO/yr, 18,700 lbs PM/yr, and 17,468 lbs SOx/yr.
Uprise Energy, LLC