Twentynine Palms Microgrid | California | Marine | GE

CHP · Operational

Over 900 square miles of land area.

Organizations Involved

Additional Details

In “island” mode provides one-third of the base’s total load

Meets stringent Department of Defense cyber security criteria

• GE U90+ Microgrid Controller


Entervista Integrator

Industrial Gateway Server

FactoryTalk® by Rockwell Automation

• Building Automation • Interface with Johnson Controls Inc. Metasys®

Smart Distribution Panels • C.E.S. Monitoring and Control Software (CMCS)

Advanced energy storage system

Phase III – Battery Energy Storage System ● 1.5 year, $2 million contract ● DurathonTM sodium metal halide technology  High temperature capable (up to 50*C ambient w/o derating)  High Cycle life (2400 cycles to -8% energy delivery)  Modular and Scalable architecture, grow with the load ● Proposal: a Durathon equipped BESS  1000 kVA apparent power rating  576 kWh energy storage  Option for a total of 1.2MWh energy storage  Volt/VAR, phase imbalance, and real power injection capable  Grid-Tie

Solar PV

2 CHP Facilities:

A 7.2 MW unit (installed 2003); system has “black start capability”

A 9.2 MW system (installed 2013)



United States Marine Corps, Twentynine Palms, CA, United States

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