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Borrego Springs' Microgrid Powers the Town Successfully

 

Last updated 6/4/2015 at 10:25am



The Borrego Springs microgrid was tested on May 21 during a nine hour period that was required to repair transmission poles. SDG&E said it was able to use the microgrid to deliver electricity to Borrego Springs from the nearby 26-megawatt Borrego Solar facility during the disconnection from the centralized energy grid. Utility officials say this is the first time in the nation that an entire community has been powered by a renewable microgrid.



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