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:
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 Tour on Thursday, May 16, 2019
*Please note: For Homeland Security reasons US citizenship is required for this tour