The Port of San Diego’s board of directors has given the green light for the installation of a solar-powered microgrid, battery storage system, and electrical infrastructure at the Port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT). The board has approved a planning study for the project and awarded a $2.8 million contract to EDF Renewables Distributed Solutions for the microgrid’s construction.
The microgrid will provide back-up electrical power for the 96-acre multipurpose terminal, including its security infrastructure, lights, offices, and the port’s jet fuel storage system. The project supports San Diego’s role as one of America’s 17 designated strategic commercial ports. The project also supports the redevelopment of the port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, which was recently completed. Read on.