California microgrids flex their skills during blackouts

MICROGRID KNOWLEDGE | California microgrids stepped up during the mid-August rolling blackouts, delivering flexible load and providing backup electricity, as extreme heat left the state short on power.

Stone Edge Farm’s microgrid and three microgrids operated by Bloom Energy were among those that provided resiliency for their owners and community members on August 15. Other microgrids — including those at Blue Lake Rancheria, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and a series of home microgrids operated by OhmConnect — provided hundreds of kilowatt hours of much-needed flexible load.

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