Redwood Coast Energy Authority airport microgrid project takes flight with CEC grant

The California Energy Commission has granted $5 million to the Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation for a community-scale renewable energy microgrid at the Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport. The project will demonstrate the first multi-customer, front-of-the-meter microgrid with renewable energy generation owned by a community choice aggregator — Redwood Coast Energy Authority — with a microgrid circuit owned by Pacific Gas & Electric.

RCEA is providing $6 million in matching funds for the project. It will allow RCEA to participate in the CAISO wholesale electricity market and provide low-carbon resilience to a commercial airport and U.S. Coast Guard Air Station — critical emergency facilities in Humboldt County.

Read more here: California Energy Commission Funds Microgrid Projects