Exploring Microgrids with SDG&E and UC San Diego

This webinar will reveal the details and share the experience of two different microgrids - the microgrid at the University of California, San Diego and SDG&E’s Borrego Springs microgrid.  UC San Diego’s awards-winning microgrid includes: fuel cell, photovoltaic, cogeneration,  a variety of storage technologies and advanced controls to optimize and utilize the system’s 35.1 megawatts of power.  SDG&E’s Borrego Springs microgrid operates in a small community that has embraced distributed generation PV. In addition, Borrego Springs has community storage enabling it to be fully disconnect from the grid and operate as an island as well as to firm intermittent resources.  Custom-designed software include price-driven load management systems (PDLM) and an advanced Distribution management System.


Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014 11AM Pacific/2PM Eastern. Estimated duration: 1 Hour

Participant take-aways will include an improved understanding of the following:

    • The various parts, capabilities and requirements of a microgrid
    • Different objectives for and uses of microgrids 
    • How microgrids can provide support to the utility’s grid with demand response, and
    • Real-world results from two operating microgrids
Target Audience: Including utility engineers, transmission and distribution staff, solar stakeholders and strategic planning staff.
Speakers: Tom Bialek, Chief Engineer, San Diego Gas & Electric, and

Byron Washom, Director, University of California, San Diego

 Cost: Free to SEPA members and the media (subject to verification), $199 for Non-Members

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