The PG&E Better Together Giving Program has awarded $13,000 to Life Plan Humboldt to design a solar micro-grid for its planned campus. A micro-grid stores energy generated by roof-top solar panels. It can connect or disconnect from the state grid to operate in grid-connected or land mode, improving reliability and resilience to grid disturbances.
Alison Talbott, Local Government Relations Representative for PG&E, noted: “The PG&E Corporation Foundation is pleased to support the forward thinking efforts of Life Plan Humboldt. Creating independence and resiliency for individuals, as well as the LPH campus, demonstrates innovative thinking that we are proud to be a part of.”
Life Plan Humboldt is a nonprofit formed to plan, build, and support the first resident-led and not-for-profit community for active older adults on the North Coast. LPH residents will have secure accessible homes with support as needed, in a community that encourages a healthy lifestyle with independence, socialization, intellectual stimulation, and community involvement. One of the core values LPH adopted was to engage in sustainable practices that improve our environments. The PG&E Foundation grant will move LPH along toward its net-zero goal.ac