The purpose of this agreement is to fund a project model to deploy fully operable, grid-independent, and modular generation systems to enable California's tribal and disadvantaged communities to provide both critical electric resources when the grid is down, as well as reliable, highly mobile off-grid resources for facilities and services throughout the year. This mobile critical resilience model will not only provide the functionality to study multiple use cases and advance mobile generation technology throughout California, it also provides immediate, flexible and scalable relief to families who are suffering the most from the effects of wildfires and grid outages
The SAIDI and SAIFI indices of 4,800 and 4, respectively, are estimated based on the number of interruptions and their duration experienced in 2019 by some of the selected demonstration sites. Based on an annual electric load of 7,200 kWh and annual household income of $56,862, the annual cost of sustained interruptions is estimated at $126.53 per customer. The equipment equipped with solar PV can provide additional benefits to its end-users even when grid power is available. It can provide a total of 3,548 kWh energy per year. Using the fixed electricity value of $0.1698 per kWh, the annual electricity savings are $602.48. The combined above benefits amount to $14,580 over a 20-year period.