Microgrid Knowledge – Major North American food producer to exit the California grid with a microgrid

More of our food is about to come from microgrid power. California’s Taylor Farms, a major North American fresh food producer, is building a microgrid in partnership with Bloom Energy, Ameresco and Concept Clean Energy.

The microgrid will be designed to power an entire 450,000 square facility, so that it eventually can operate with no tie to the grid. It will use 6 MW of Bloom fuel cells, 2 MW of solar power from Concept Clean Energy and a 2 MW/4MWh battery.

“We are looking forward to the energy stability this will provide our San Juan Bautista, California facility,” said Bruce Taylor, chairman and CEO, Taylor Farms. “Fresh food reliability is essential for our customers and it’s more critical than ever to provide quality, fresh foods to North Americans.”

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