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Santa Rita Jail Smart Grid - Alameda County RDSI CERTS Microgrid Demonstration

Technology Type Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
Rated Power 2000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 2.00
URL More about 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. Total Capex for the Smart Grid project was $11,683,000. Funding sources included DOE, CEC, PG&E (SGIP), Chevron and Alameda County. From:
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 15.03.2012
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

5325 Broder Blvd.
Dublin, California 94568
United States

Utility Pacific Gas and Electric
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Secondary Distribution
Paired Grid Resource SR Jail Smart Grid – local generation (wind, solar PV, fuel cell & diesel generators)
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Customer-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Santa Rita Jail (Alameda County)
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
Energy Storage Technology Provider BYD
Power Electronics Provider S&C Electric
Integrator Company Chevron Energy
O&M Contractor S&C Electric / APT / Encorp / BYD / Satcon
Developer Chevron Energy
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 15 years
Performance See Link Above
Capital Expenditure $4000000
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management
Electric Bill Management with Renewables
Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Reserve Capacity - Spinning
Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Stationary Transmission/Distribution Upgrade Deferral
Funding Source 1 State/Provincial/Regional RD&D
California Energy Commission (CEC) - Public Interest Energy Resource (PIER) Program
Funding Source 2 State/Provincial/Regional Grant
PG&E - Self Generation Incentive Program
Funding Source 3 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
Research Partner
Research Institution National Energy Technology Laboratory (US DOE) & Public Interest Energy Research Program (CEC)
Research Description 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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