The Port of San Diego is installing a microgrid with a battery storage system and the related electrical infrastructure at its Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Redevelopment Project. The approximately $9.6-million project will provide backup power to the port, ensuring business continuity by facilitating the continual operation of the security infrastructure, lighting system, offices and current jet fuel storage operations.
In addition to its own funds, the port welcomed a grant from the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) and the financial assistance of the University of California San Diego.
This initiative is part of port’s commitment to the environmental care of San Diego Bay and the surrounding waterfront and communities. Along with advancing the port’s renewable energy, the microgrid’s installation will reduce greenhouse gases in and around the terminal, and even also the regional air quality as the port gets more and more electrified.
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