The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria will install the first California tribal renewable microgrid system in Loleta, Calif., this summer.
The 30 kW microgrid, provided by JLM Energy, combines wind, solar and advanced energy storage in an integrated system to support the tribe's Tish Non Community Center during a power outage.
This hybrid system provides peak demand energy reduction at the community center, offsets energy expenses, and assists the Tish Non Tribe in gaining energy independence and sustainable self-reliance.
The system also works to reduce demand charges, as well as achieve efficiency and energy optimization.
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