GOING 100% RENEWABLE IN ALASKA
Birds, salmon and energy storage: Going 100-percent renewable in Alaska’s pristine, resilient remote communities.
Late last year, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) posted a fanciful holiday blog about Santa’s microgrid. The piece was, in essence, a hypothetical case study of the use of solar, storage and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to meet the electricity needs of a small, remote community with an extremely high seasonal peak demand.
I was reminded of the piece earlier this month, about Cordova, Alaska — an isolated, off-grid community that is now working on a real-life, 100% renewable energy microgrid with storage.