DOE Global Energy Storage Database
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
Santa Rita Jail Smart Grid - Alameda County RDSI CERTS Microgrid Demonstration
Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail smart grid demonstration project in Dublin, California, is the country’s largest CERTS-based microgrid with renewable generation and large-scale energy storage. Designed and constructed by Chevron Energy Solutions, this first-of-its-kind project is anticipated to be a powerful enabler toward a smarter grid. It brings together multiple partners and technologies to deliver an essential component of the U.S. Department of Energy’s plan to deploy an advanced, interconnected energy network capable of meeting the consumption needs of tomorrow.
The batteries are Lithium Ferrous Phosphate.
Total Capex for the Smart Grid project was $11,683,000. Funding sources included DOE, CEC, PG&E (SGIP), Chevron and Alameda County.
Jul 09, 2009
Nov 15, 2009
Mar 15, 2012
5325 Broder Blvd.,
Dublin , California 94568
Pacific Gas and Electric
SR Jail Smart Grid – local generation (wind, solar PV, fuel cell & diesel generators)
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Santa Rita Jail (Alameda County)
S&C Electric / APT / Encorp / BYD / Satcon
COST & PERFORMANCE
See Link Above
California Energy Commission (CEC) - Public Interest Energy Resource (PIER) Program
PG&E - Self Generation Incentive Program
Federal/National American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - RD&D
US Department of Energy Office of Electricity - / Office of Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability Research and Development
National Energy Technology Laboratory (US DOE) & Public Interest Energy Research Program (CEC)
In summary, demonstrating a dispatchable, islandable AC microgrid at the Santa Rita Jail will demonstrate most of the requirements of a Modern Grid. Additionally, each of these system benefits supports CA State’s energy policy goals: energy efficiency, distributed resources and renewable generation. When proven successful this model can be implemented in facilities throughout California and the nation.
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