. . . 3,160 inhabitants of Puerto Rico’s mountainous Mariana remain without grid power.
Tired of waiting, community members recently took matters into their own hands,
. . . with the help of a modular microgrid.
Footprint, an organization with a mission
. . . initially started as a peer-to-peer recovery, and relief service. This included:
. . . . . . going house-to-house,
. . . . . . checking that vulnerable, and elderly people had:
. . . . . . . . . food,
. . . . . . . . . water, and
. . . . . . . . . shelter.
The project is now transitioning into building long-term resilience,
. . . essential for the hurricane season.
The BoxPower system’s solar panels,
. . . can be removed and stored inside the container,
. . . to prevent damage during extreme weather conditions.
Members of the community,
. . . who were involved in the installation of the system,
. . . are fully trained on how to dismantle it if needed.
In this scenario,
. . . the energy management system would turn on the diesel generator,
. . . also housed inside the shipping container,
. . . to provide the center’s critical load.
6-12-2018 Source: Puerto Rico: #Microgrid