• Educators Seek Industry Help With ‘Microgrid’ Course

  • In cooperation with San Francisco City College, the California community college system’s Clean Energy and Transportation Initiative is seeking real estate developers with project management experience to participate in a focus group that will help shape new microgrid training curriculum under development. Participants will work with facilitators to help ensure that the final 2 to 3-day training program provides all the information that developers and builders will need to deliver on-site electric power generation that can be delivered around-the-clock and operate independent of the grid. The focus group will held on from noon to 3 p.m. on May 24, 2017, at the David Brower Center, Kinzie Room, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, in Berkeley. Lunch is included. If you are willing to contribute an afternoon of your time or if you have any other questions, please RSVP to project lead Larry McLaughlin at lmclaughlin@collegeofthedesert.edu or 813- 469-8656. Participation in the focus group does not imply any obligation to participate in the proposed training. READ MORE: Once completed, the “MicroGrid Institute” will be held at Stone Edge Farm winery in Sonoma, where each session will feature 2 to 3 days of training on microgrids and the benefits to developers and building owners. The course will include the basics of microgrid systems (renewable energy, storage, integration and control, economic payback, etc.) and how existing and future regulations will cause more projects to include them. Stone Edge Farm has already built a microgrid with a variety of energy and storage systems that will serve as a living lab to complement classroom instruction.

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