Creating and Financing Six, Carbon-Free Microgrids for Santa Rita Union School District

EcoMotion began working on a Power Outage Protection Program (POPP) for SRUSD in October 2015. The charge was to tap Prop 39 monies to “harden” these campuses with battery storage. The District needed to be able to keep its students in school. No, the District did not the “two-hour, garden variety” storage that dominates California’s behind-the-meter storage market. SRUSD wanted students to be able to shelter in place, to continue with their studies throughout the entire 7-hour school day. That’s a lot of batteries.

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