Laurence Abcede

P.E., Distributed Resources Manager San Diego Gas & Electric - USA

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

10:40 AM Borrego Springs: How San Diego Gas & Electric Company is Pioneering Microgrid Development & Leveraging Automation for a 100% Renewable Microgrid

The remote and storm-prone environment of Borrego Springs has 2,800 customers, be they residential or small industrial entities. Due to the San Diego Gas & Electric microgrid project, this community’s energy supply has radically evolved and is reaping the benefits of a dynamically connected grid. With a preliminary focus on improving the reliability of power supply, San Diego Gas & Electric received R&D funding to explore the capabilities of microgrid technology.

In this session, Laurence will share San Diego Gas & Electric’s journey including how they migrated from diesel generation to increased renewable energy in the microgrid and the objectives of achieving a grid which is 100% reliant on renewable resources.

  • Funding for research and development into reliability improvement
  • Borrego Springs: unreliable, single, radial transmission feed and adverse weather conditions in the remote community
  • Microgrid technology evolution, ultra capacitors and synchronizing legacy systems to the main grid
  • The unique protective relaying scheme and multitudinous challenges of microgrid implementation

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Laurence.

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