KAISER PERMANENTE | RICHMOND, CA
First Essential Power Healthcare Microgrid in California
2 5 0KW SOLAR, 1MWH BATTERY,
CHARGE BLISS CONTROLLER
COMMISSIONED: 2 0 1 7
Faraday Microgrids was awarded a $4.77MM grant by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in 2015 to build the first renewable energy microgrid for a California hospital. The Kaiser Permanente project in Richmond included 1) Analysis of facility energy consumption; 2) Collaborative design, engineering, permitting, and interconnection; 3) Construction and commissioning; and 4). Operation.
Construction and commissioning were completed without significant modifications to the plan, including
penetrating into the Central Utility Plant (CUP) and interconnecting to one of the OSHPD-governed panels. Notably, we were permitted to construct the first parallel operating systems other than those used with existing diesels – allowing the microgrid to toggle from connection to normal or Life/Safety branches.
After completion of commissioning in 2017, the system has been owned, maintained, and operated by Faraday Microgrids through an agreement with Kaiser Permanente to provide energy services and peak demand reduction. Faraday provides continuous remote monitoring and system tuning – adjusting performance to meet changing facility needs.
UP TO 5 0% REDUCTION IN UTILITY DEMAND
COSTS AND UP TO 20% OF ENERGY EXPENSES.