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An airplane flies above the microgrid's solar array

June 22: Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid grand celebration

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 22 as we celebrate the completion and successful commercial operation of the Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid.

Join us to learn about:

  • Project innovations: grid integration, energy market participation, and more
  • Next steps for California microgrids, including the Cal Poly Humboldt campus microgrid and Tribal energy resilience programs
  • Workforce development and student training opportunities

Schedule of activities:

  • 10:00 am — Gates open
  • 10:30-11:30 am — Main event
  • 12:00 pm — Microgrid tour (rsvp required)

How to attend:

  • Main event: All are welcome! Please park in the main lots (unless otherwise instructed onsite) and then head to the front of the terminal, where staff will be giving directions. The microgrid is located on the south side of the airport along Baadsgaard Avenue. Carpooling is highly recommended to limit site congestion.
  • Noon microgrid tour: We have limited spaces available for a public tour of the microgrid after the main event. Tour registration is available via the Redwood Coast Energy Authority website, where you can also find information about upcoming public tour dates.


Contact us at or call 707-826-4345.


The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid is California’s first completely renewable, front-of-the-meter, multi-customer microgrid. It is the product of a collaborative partnership between the Schatz Energy Research Center at Cal Poly Humboldt, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, the County of Humboldt, Pacific Gas & Electric, Schweitzer Engineering Labs, Tesla, Inc., TRC, and The Energy Authority. Many local and regional contractors also contributed to this groundbreaking effort. We are grateful for your work, and look forward to celebrating with you all.

This microgrid project was funded by the California Energy Commission’s EPIC program and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, and was supported by a loan from the US Department of Agriculture.

A PG&E technician in a bucket crane works at an illuminated open circuit panel
Midnight system testing at the Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid

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