Microgrid 2019 Miramar Microgrid Tour Description

Microgrid 2019 — Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar — Microgrid Tour

Join Microgrid Knowledge for a tour of one of the most advanced military microgrids in development, the new Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, California.

Reliable energy is crucial for Miramar — the base serves marines and sailors from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, which provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short-notice worldwide deployment. It is home to 10,000 service members and their families and supports more than 200 aircraft.

Backed by $20 million in Congressional funding, Miramar is building a microgrid that integrates multiple resources and showcases sophisticated, best-in-class features:

  • 1.3 MW solar photovoltaics
  • 3.2 MW landfill gas
  • 6.45 MW diesel and natural gas power plant
  • 1.6 MW HVAC demand response
  • 157 kW thermal energy storage
  • EV charging station control
  • 3 MW energy storage (microgrid system level)
  • 390 kW building level energy storage (Lithium Ion and zinc flow batteries and vehicle-to-grid bi-directional hybrid vans)
  • SCADA system upgrades
  • Advanced microgrid control system
  • Energy and Water Operations center (EWOC)

In addition to supplying redundant power, the microgrid is designed to help green the base’s operations, bolster cybersecurity, reduce demand charges and manage overall energy load. By participating in demand response and providing grid services, the microgrid also will support the efficient functioning of California’s electric grid.

miramar microgrid tour

Miramar Tour on Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • 8 a.m. Proceed to bus
  • 8:15 Bus departs from the InterContinental San Diego
  • 9:00 Bus Arrives at Miramar
  • 9:00-11 Tour of Miramar microgrid
  • 11:15 Bus departs to return to conference
  • Noon Bus arrives at InterContinental San Diego

*Please note: For Homeland Security reasons US citizenship is required for this tour

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