1. With San Diego Airport Microgrid, No More Blackouts and $6.4M/year Saved

    With San Diego Airport Microgrid, No More Blackouts and $6.4M/year Saved

    Before the San Diego International Airport microgrid was built, the airport experienced four to five blackouts a year, each which lasted two to eight hours, according to Darr Hashempour, CEO of DH Green Energy, the consulting firm that designed and built the microgrid. The blackouts — which occurred during San Diego Gas and Electric’s (SDG&E) outages — embarrassed airport executives, upset airport customers, and spurred losses for airlines, he said.

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