Mariposa County Remote Grid is PG&E’s First Such Deployment, Others in Development
As detailed in PG&E’s 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan, a standalone power system offers a new approach to utility service. The Briceburg system uses solar combined with battery energy storage and backup propane generation. It provides permanent energy supply to remote customers as an alternative to hardened poles and wires.
BoxPower SolarContainer™ with container-mounted solar array in Briceburg, Calif. (Courtesy of BoxPower)
Briceburg Remote Grid
Ground-mounted and container-mounted solar arrays in Briceburg, Calif. (Courtesy of BoxPower)
“BoxPower is proud to play an important role in bringing clean, reliable, and fire-safe power to rural energy consumers through our work with PG&E and other utility companies,” said Angelo Campus, BoxPower’s Chief Executive Officer. “PG&E is leading the industry shift in California in terms of using remote grids specifically for wildfire mitigation purposes. PG&E’s example is one that other utilities in the state and across the West may be eager to follow in the face of worsening drought and extreme wildfire conditions.”
Angelo Campus, CEO and Founder, BoxPower
Expanding Deployment of Remote Grids
BoxPower team members installing the ground-mounted solar array in Briceburg, Calif. (Courtesy of BoxPower)
About BoxPower: BoxPower provides clean, reliable, and affordable energy to rural consumers. BoxPower's ecosystem of software and hardware solutions optimize the performance and accelerate the deployment of microgrids. From energy audit to operation, BoxPower provides turnkey engineering, construction, and management services. Learn more at BoxPower.io or the BoxPower newsroom.
About PG&E: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit pge.com and pge.com/news.
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