California Tribe to install renewable, energy storage hybrid

 California Tribe to install renewable, energy storage hybrid

The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria will install the first California Tribal renewable microgrid system this summer in Loleta, California.

The new energy system is the only system of its kind combining wind energy, solar energy, and advanced energy storage.

“JLM Energy’s solution is really unique in that it brings solar, wind and energy storage together,” said Edwin Smith, Tribal Council Member and Director of Environment and Natural Resources. "We can optimize all our efforts for energy self-reliance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first renewable hybrid microgrid installed by a California Tribe. ”

Working with JLM Energy, the Tish Non Community Center on the Bear River Rancheria, will install an advanced energy storage system,  paired by onsite renewable energy generation. JLM’s Gridz system will provide a 30kW microgrid, supported by a 100kW photovoltaic solar system and twenty wind turbines.

The hybrid system provides peak demand energy reduction, offsets energy expenses and assists the Tish Non Tribe in gaining energy independence and sustainable self-reliance.    

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