Industria Power Completes Solar Microgrid for San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

Ribbon cutting with (left to right) Ralph Ciarlanti III, CEO and President of Industria Power; Jim Desmond, North County San Diego Supervisor; Steven Cope, SPBMI Tribal Chairman; Vipul Gore, President & CEO of Gridscape Solutions.
Ribbon cutting with (left to right) Ralph Ciarlanti III, CEO and President of Industria Power; Jim Desmond, North County San Diego Supervisor; Steven Cope, SPBMI Tribal Chairman; Vipul Gore, President & CEO of Gridscape Solutions.

Microgrid Design & Construction by Industria Power Brings Power Resilience to SPBMI Government Center

SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (SPBMI) celebrated with a ribbon-cutting event to commemorate commissioning the SPBMI Tribal Government Complex Microgrid on June 9, 2022, in Valley Center, CA.

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Ribbon cutting with (left to right) Ralph Ciarlanti III, CEO and President of Industria Power; Jim Desmond, North County San Diego Supervisor; Steven Cope, SPBMI Tribal Chairman; Vipul Gore, President & CEO of Gridscape Solutions. SPBMI in partnership with Industria Power built and launched the microgrid. The microgrid project is an integrated renewable energy system that maintains resilient energy supplies for critical government facilities, including the San Pasqual Tribal Hall, Law Enforcement, Fire Department, Housing Services, and Education buildings that serve as community shelters.

The Tribe developed the project to support the objectives of its Energy and Resiliency Plan, including improving energy independence and resilience, achieving zero net energy consumption, reducing energy costs, and reducing the Tribe’s environmental footprint.

The microgrid includes a new 156.25 kW solar parking canopy and a 240 kW/480 kWh battery energy storage system (BESS), while also integrating two smaller rooftop solar systems that previously existed at the site. With microgrid controls provided by Gridscape Solutions, the system will supply solar energy to serve San Pasqual’s electricity needs during the daytime, storing excess generation for use during peak-pricing periods, and providing reserve power for resilience against utility outages including Public Safety Power Shutoffs […]

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