April 2, 2019
Fremont Fire Station No. 6
4355 Central Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
City of Fremont to Dedicate Solar Renewable Microgrid Demonstration Project
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
A ribbon-cutting ceremony, microgrid demonstration, and remarks presented by California Energy Commission Chair David Hochschild, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, Gridscape Solutions President and CEO Vipul Gore, and Fremont Chamber of Commerce CEO Cindy Bonior.
On April 2, the City of Fremont will celebrate the
successful deployment of its Solar Renewable Microgrid System demonstration
project through an official dedication ceremony.
“Merging Fremont’s continued
bold climate leadership and dedication to supporting local entrepreneurship,
this project has verified that renewable energy storage systems will aid in
building a clean energy future for our community,” Fremont Mayor Lily Mei said.
“Additionally, the City of Fremont’s proactive planning in partnership with
Gridscape will ensure an uninterrupted power source for our public safety
responders in the case of natural disaster emergency services operations.”
In 2015, Fremont entered into a public-private partnership
with local cleantech startup Gridscape Solutions and the California Energy
Commission to deploy microgrid systems at three of its fire stations to
demonstrate islanding of critical infrastructure. Pairing solar photovoltaic
(PV) carports with large battery systems, the participating fire stations can
effectively and sustainably generate and store their own energy.
In addition to the protection of emergency service
facilities against power outages, this program will reduce City utility bills
by $214,844 over the 10-year Power Purchase Agreement term (in addition
to the $32,027 saved during the demonstration period). The project will
also decrease municipal greenhouse gas emission by around 80,000 pounds of
carbon dioxide per year.
The success of this Fremont case study has led to a proven
model that Gridscape will replicate at various fires stations across the state.
To register to attend this event, please visit Eventbrite.