After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, government agencies nationally began to underwrite building and installing resilient energy microgrids for critical facilities such as hospitals.

As a part of the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge grant challenge, $4.77 million was awarded to Charge Bliss to develop and launch a solar-storage microgrid at Kaiser Permanente’s Richmond Medical Center.

TPR sat down with Kaiser Permanente’s Ramé Hemstreet, Vice President of Operations and Chief Sustainable Resources Officer, and Seth Baruch, National Director for Energy and Utilities, to learn about the first California microgrid to connect renewable energy to a hospital’s pre-existing backup power system that was previously diesel-fueled. Read the Rest Here