The Rialto Microgrid Project is a smart grid project located in Bernardino, California, US. The project was commissioned in 2019.


The Rialto Microgrid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is a microgrid project with a rated capacity of 13.38MW. It is implemented in the renewable energy generator.

The smart grid project is owned by California Energy Commission. Approximately $5m was financed by the authorities for the development of the project.

The Rialto Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– 2 MW Combined Heat and Power Unit
– 2 MWh Battery Storage System

Rialto Microgrid Project development status

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The commissioning of Rialto Microgrid Project was completed in 2019.

Additional information

– A USD 5 million project funded by the California Energy Commission demonstrates the commercial value of microgrids for wastewater treatment plants that use anaerobic digesters.
– The microgrid, located in Rialto, CA, will include a 2-MWh battery storage system and a new 2 MW combined heat and power unit.
– Biogas produced from food waste and sewage sludge will fuel the CHP operation.
– Rialto Bioenergy converts the waste and the?treatment plan will produce 13.38 MW of energy from up to 1,080 tons per day of food waste, liquid waste, and municipal biosolids.
– It will produce 3 MW of renewable electricity and 8.2 MW of equivalent?biogas that can be used in offsite power generation or for vehicle fuel.

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