We are grateful to all of the participants in the official Opening Ceremony and Technical Deep Dive for the Charge Bliss renewable energy microgrid at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Richmond, California. Thanks to the extraordinary vision of the California Energy Commission and through its $4.77M in EPIC funding, Charge Bliss was able to build the first-of-its-kind system for a California hospital. The Charge Bliss Team also owes a deep debt of gratitude to the entire Kaiser Permanente group for their willingness to be the host site for the project and for their collaboration to realize an outcome that frankly far exceeds any predicted at the outset. Some of the many noteworthy contributors included Mr. Drew Bohan, Executive Director of the Energy Commission, Laurie Tenhope, the Director of Research at the Energy Commission, Jeff Collins, Senior Vice-President at Kaiser Permanente, and Seth Baruch, Vice President of National Facility Services.
Working with the Charge Bliss Team, CONTECH-CA are proud of our many accomplishments, a considerable number of which were discussed in detail at the events, but for those of you who did not attend, we will highlight a few:
For those of you who could not attend, the Energy Commission Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/CalEnergy) has videos and images showing the events and we have provided two screenshots as well. We are happy to provide additional information regarding the event, systems, and performances and will be providing detailed information on the CONTECH-CA website, and the (www.chargebliss.com) soon. In the interim, however, if you are interested in learning more or have opportunities for collaboration and development that we may discuss with you, please reach out to us other by replying to this email
Opening of the Kaiser Richmond Microgrid, California energy commission funded project.
Climate One looks at the smart-grid and its national security implications. Also on the program, a debate over the closing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. And experts discuss what it will take to get to 100% clean energy in California
Construction projects underway at hospital facilities and SPC/NPC ratings of hospital buildings using Google Earth