Borrego Springs Microgrid Averts Long Outage During Lightning Strike Repair

San Diego Gas & Electric reported today that the Borrego Springs microgrid averted a major outage for an entire community in late May as the utility repaired damage from a lightning strike. The Borrego Springs microgrid allowed SDG&E to avoid what would have otherwise meant several hours of no power for  2,800 customers. During nine … [Read more...]

Microgrids, SDG&E and NRG Demonstrate the Future

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Jill Feblowitz, of IDC Energy Insights, explains why utilities might want to "lift the hood" to see the workings of the Borrego Springs Microgrid. Momentum is building for alternative utility business models, and California is once again a leading state. The California Energy Commission (CEC) just awarded San Diego Gas & Electric a grant of … [Read more...]