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Community MicroGrids: Renewable Energy and Resilience

  • 4 Feb 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Community Center, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA

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Community MicroGrids: Renewable Energy and Resilience

Improve Energy Reliability and Safety AND Help the Planet

February 4, 2020
(doors open at 6:00pm with light refreshments)
Corte Madera Community Center
, 498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA


We need to transition quickly to a future where communities can generate all, or most, of their own power and ‘island’ from the larger grid in the case of emergency to be entirely self-sufficient.

In the fall of 2019, the Bay Area faced widespread power shutoffs resulting from climate change-fueled extreme weather and fire danger. Not having power for 3-6 days was inconvenient for most but dangerous and very costly for others. We must develop a safer, more reliable, less expensive and lower emission approach to delivering electricity to homes and businesses.


Attend this event to learn about:

  • The problems with our current electrical grid
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)  
  • Advances in energy storage and solar + storage
  • Community Microgrids as an approach to energy resilience
  • The Advanced Community Energy (ACE) Initiative
  • Policy changes required to enable widespread microgrids
  • Current microgrid projects in California and Marin
  • Marin groups involved in supporting new energy approaches
  • How individuals can become involved


Peter Asmus
Research Director,

Ellie Cohen
Chief Executive Officer,
The Climate Center

John Sarter
Founder, Microgrid Development Group & Program Manager, Clean Coalition

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