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August 28, 2021

Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project, US

By Carmen

The Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project is a smart grid project located in Twentynine Palms Base, California, US. The project was commissioned in 2012.

Description

The Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project was completed using smart grid as the technology category. It is a microgrid project with a rated capacity of 10MW. It is implemented in the military bases.

The smart grid project is developed by General Electric. Approximately $2m was financed by the authorities for the development of the project.

Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project development status

The commissioning of Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project was completed in 2012.

Contractors involved

General Electric will construct and complete the Twenty-nine Palms Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– GE has designed and demonstrated a smart energy management system — called a “smart microgrid” — that will handle on-site power generation and energy storage, while simultaneously interacting with the local electrical grid in a more intelligent and efficient way.

About General Electric

General Electric Co (GE) is an industrial conglomerate. It provides a range of industrial, infrastructure and financial products and services. The company offers a wide range of products and services, ranging from aircraft engines, power generation and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. By integrating its engineering capabilities with software and analytics, GE assists companies in securing efficient, reliable and safe work environment. It also offers a comprehensive range of financial services to its customers. The company serves customers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and other regions; and has manufacturing facilities across the world. GE is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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