San Diego Gas & Electric has selected Lockheed Martin to provide systems engineering support for their Borrego Springs Microgrid demonstration project.
The microgrid "proof of concept" project is one of the first utility-scale systems in the nation and will help SDG&E increase grid reliability. Microgrids are portions of the electric grid able to operate independently of the overall grid when necessary, and can include individual customer sites or separate circuits within a utility's distribution network. Microgrids are becoming an important method for utilities to manage grid instability and to more effectively integrate renewable energy sources, electric vehicles and storage into the larger grid.
This project will establish the microgrid demonstration at the Borrego Springs Substation, East of San Diego.