On April 30, 2020, the MRC authored a letter in support of Senator Stern's SB1215 bill, which will create the Local Government Deenergization Event Resiliency Program that allocates funding for public agency microgrids. This bill provides the "seed money" for local governments and critical facilities to deploy resilient energy microgrid solutions widely and expeditiously.
The Pandemic is glaring proof that critical facilities and essential services must be made more resilient. Resilient power is at the top of the list of necessities for our survival and well-being. It is prudent for more funding to be immediately allocated to power all these facilities with clean, reliable energy resources such as microgrids. This is a smart investment to mitigate the devastation California has experienced and will continue to experience for years to come.
Read the full letter below.