Solar+storage will provide ongoing power during emergencies at Portland’s main fire station

By Kathie Zipp Portland, Oregon was recently selected for funding from Portland General Electric’s Renewable Development Fund grant program to pilot its first solar+storage facility at Fire Station 1, the main incident command post for Portland Fire & Rescue.
This project is intended to increase the resiliency of critical city infrastructure in the event of a prolonged power outage, such as in cases of earthquakes. The new system will save $3,300 annually in electricity costs.
As more PV and energy storage systems come online, the importance of training first responders on how to use these types of systems will continue to grow. The Fire Station

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