The West Marin Medical Heart (WMMC) in Level Reyes is now outfitted with a 40-kWh battery by means of MCE’s Power Storage Program, which supplied end-to-end venture growth from THG, in live performance with Enerlogics West. The storage system is paired with the medical heart’s rooftop photo voltaic to supply emergency backup energy and day by day load shifting to cut back vitality prices.
“West Marin Medical Heart may be very grateful to MCE for his or her partnership in putting in battery storage at our facility,” stated Dr. Colin Hamblin, proprietor and doctor at West Marin Medical Heart. “MCE made it potential for us to put in battery storage which was in any other case difficult to seek out for our neighborhood clinic. This new venture won’t solely save us cash, however will present us with clear back-up vitality for crucial wants like vaccine refrigeration throughout outages.”
MCE supplied greater than $10,000 to assist cowl the price of the venture, and one other $11,000 was awarded by means of the CPUC’s Self Era Incentive Program.
WMMC estimates financial savings of greater than $30,400 over seven years by means of good charging and discharging of the battery. Every day, whereas the solar is shining, the battery will cost up from photo voltaic produced onsite. When the photo voltaic manufacturing goes down and electrical energy costs are at their peak from 4-9 p.m., the constructing will pull photo voltaic vitality from the battery to assist its energy wants. The day by day load shifting additionally advantages MCE by lowering its want to obtain energy when it’s most costly. To incentivize this day by day load shifting, MCE will even present a $20/month invoice credit score and $0.22/kWh for vitality discharged to the grid between 4-9 p.m.
“MCE’s Power Storage Program gives crucial medical services like West Marin Medical Heart the power to serve the neighborhood throughout and regardless of energy outages,” stated Katie Rice, County of Marin Supervisor and MCE Board Director. “It may be troublesome for small-scale tasks like this to pencil out and the assets that MCE supplies make it potential to energy vital neighborhood services with clear vitality when it’s most wanted.”
THG, a competitively awarded Commerce Ally for MCE’s Power Storage Program, is offering the software program integration and total program administration for the venture. THG’s accomplice, Enerlogics West, is offering the engineering, procurement and development for the venture, together with optimization of the prevailing photo voltaic into the brand new vitality storage system.
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