2020 年社区影响报告

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON

半岛清洁能源计划帮助社区提高能源弹性

|安妮·斯托克斯 |

在接下来的三年里,半岛清洁能源公司将投资 $1000 万美元用于制定短期和长期计划和基础设施,以确保社区即使在发生自然灾害时也能获得可能挽救生命的能源。
“Energy resiliency is the idea that all of our customers have access to electricity even if the grid goes down,” said Siobhan Doherty, Peninsula Clean Energy director of Power Resources. “It’s important for all types of emergencies. That could
be earthquakes, it could be wildfires … anything that might cause interruption of electricity services.”
In 2018, wildfires decimated several Northern California communities.
The following year, power companies expanded their public safety power shut-off (PSPS) programs in response. While the purpose of a PSPS is to prevent deadly catastrophes, they can have significant safety and economic
repercussions

for:

  • 依靠电力为医疗设备供电的医疗弱势居民。
  • 企业在停电期间被迫关闭,持续时间未知。
  • 关键的公共安全服务和公用事业,例如通信、医疗保健设施、交通、抽水设施和急救人员。

半岛清洁能源有一个更好的计划:将太阳能储存在电池中。太阳能光伏系统可以通过满足白天的电力需求并在太阳落山后为电池充电来长期独立于较大的电网提供电力。

Today, Peninsula Clean Energy is working with municipalities in San Mateo County to place photovoltaic storage systems at the homes of medically vulnerable residents and at public facilities such as community centers that could act as emergency shelter locations. While these plans are currently serving as a contingency plan for PSPS events, Peninsula Clean Energy is also looking to take a rather than a

“Energy resiliency is
the idea that all of our customers have access to electricity even if the grid goes down.

Siobhan Doherty
Director, Power Resources Peninsula Clean Energy

reactive response to an emergency. One of the company’s goals is
to design a power portfolio sourced entirely by renewable energy by 2025.

“从长远来看,我们正在研究关键基础设施——例如通信和水资源——并弄清楚我们如何才能最好地支持在这些基础设施周围创造弹性,”Doherty 说。 “我们正在与市政当局和其他地方机构合作,提前思考而不是事后才行……例如设计可以支持他们的建筑物和系统的太阳能和电力存储。”

为什么能源弹性如此重要

“Energy resilience can be lifesaving for residents who rely on electricity for medical needs. Peninsula Clean Energy’s programs that equip these residents with clean and reliable backup power to support them during power outages will be very helpful.”

Shruti Dhapodkar 博士
圣马特奥县卫生局卫生应急准备经理