The project team completed the microgrid in March 2019. A final report titled "Making a Microgrid From Legacy Systems - Las Positas Microgrid" was posted and is available online.
Las Positas College Microgrid
Based on the campus' current tariff, the facility reduced their annual demand charges by approximately $60,000. In addition, $40,000 to $90,000 of cost savings can be achieved through thermal storage programming and demand respon
The project increased energy reliability on the campus by increasing the amount of solar energy that is used for campus operations instead of allowing uncontrolled export of solar energy to the local utility grid and reduced peak
The project increased energy security of the campus by enabling critical loads on the campus to island from the main distribution grid and operate for up to 10 hours with power generated from the campus solar PV system and stored
Key Project Members
Growing Energy Labs, Inc.
Pacific Data Electric, Inc. DBA PDE Total Energy Solutions
UniEnergy Technologies, LLC
Gausman & Moore
Cal Coast Telecom
Ninyo & Moore
Chain Link Fence and Supply
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District