RESILENCE

Batteries Save the Day

Jun 11, 2018

Sterling, MA needed power at night. Instead of building a new power plant, they installed a giant battery to store daytime solar energy for nighttime use.  Oxnard, CA fought off a dirty power plant by proving that it was cheaper to store solar energy.  Utility scale batteries are knocking power plants off the drawing board in communities around the country. 

Resilience Achieved With Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid

Apr 5, 2018
BLR

The HSU Sustainable Futures Speaker Series presents Jana Ganion, Sustainability Director of the Blue Lake Rancheria, and Peter Lehman, Founding Director of the Schatz Energy Resoures Center with their lecture tonight titled "Greening the Grid and Improving Resilience: The Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid.

Ganion and Lehman discuss the process they went through to make this microgrid work for the Blue Lake Rancheria on the KHSU Magazine .  

“Microgrids are in vogue now.  A lot of people are interested in exploring them for the resilience for the emergency power they can provide, but also a way to rapidly infuse the grid with greener forms of energy,” explains Ganion.

The lecture takes place tonight at 5:30 in Founders Hall room 118.