Is it possible for a hospital to save money on energy, reduce its carbon footprint, and add the option of critical power during power outages in one project?

That is the goal of a microgrid demonstration project installed at the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center in Richmond.

The renewable microgrid system, designed and engineered by the Los Angeles-based Charge Bliss, will demonstrate the ability to provide 365,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, reduce peak demand by up to 200 kilowatts (kW), and potentially improve building power quality and efficiency.

The California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program provided $4.7 million for the project. The EPIC program supports innovations and strategies to advance clean energy technologies that help California meet its energy and climate goals. Read the Rest Here