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Miller Community Center celebrates microgrid completion
Miller Community Center celebrates completion of microgrid
4/21/20222:09

Governor Jay Inslee and Mayor Bruce Harrell join a celebration of the completion of the Miller Community Center Microgrid. This project was a collaboration between Seattle City Light and Seattle Parks and Recreation. It was funded in part by a $1.5 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce.

The project included the installation of 132 solar panels on the Miller Community Center’s roof, which send energy to a battery storage system. This system provides backup power storage for the community center during emergency events, such as a windstorm or unplanned power outage. During such an event, the microgrid generates and supplies power allowing the center to continue providing valuable services to the community. It also helps to meet the City of Seattle’s goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through renewable (solar) energy and enhances the resiliency of Seattle’s electricity grid. 

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