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PXiSE’s PI System Powered Microgrid and the Future of Renewable Energy
Even before the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons ravaged California with some of the most devastating fires in the state’s history, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in northern California understood the importance of sustainable energy production. The intensity of the fires, widely thought to be aggravated by climate change, only deepened the school’s commitment to its goal of becoming a zero net energy district and achieving carbon neutral operations by 2030. But when Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), an investor-owned utility in northern California, began instituting public safety power shutoffs after several of the fires were blamed on old and faulty equipment, the college realized it also needed a resilient and reliable power grid. The school turned to PXiSE Energy Solutions, a company which utilizes PI System™ data to create power grid control systems. Together, PXiSE and SRJC are developing a data-driven high-performance microgrid to help the school achieve its ambitious goals for reducing its green-house gas emissions while maintaining a resilient and reliable power supply to the campus.