Microgrid Knowledge – Ameresco Acquiring Army Base Los Alamitos Microgrid and Project Developer Bright Canyon Energy

Renewable energy project developer Ameresco is acquiring the solar-storage and genset microgrid under construction at Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California, from developer Bright Canyon Energy.

Bright Canyon initiated work on the Los Alamitos project which is being built to include 31.5 MW of solar power capacity, a 20-MW/40-MWh battery storage system, 3 MW of tier 4 backup generators and microgrid controls. The microgrid is being completed on 100 acres of land leased from the U.S. Army, which has a climate strategy mandating microgrids on every installation by 2035.

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