Rolling blackouts have been a major issue in California this summer. With record-breaking heat waves and strained infrastructure, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued several emergency alerts and urged Californians to conserve as much energy as possible to prevent power outages across the state. In fact, you may have received a few Flex Alerts from CAISO warning your area about extremely hot weather. You can view their current data here.
In the Coachella Valley, losing power during the summer months is especially dangerous. Conservation can also be difficult, considering how much harder air conditioning systems have to work against 120-degree heat. Utility companies’ current models discourage power usage during peak hours by charging higher rates, which are also known as Time-of-Use rates. These hours vary but often range from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Now, for the real question.
Should I Worry About Losing Power If I’m Doing My Part to Conserve Energy?
No, you don’t. Renova Energy is your Coachella Valley solar and battery storage specialist. When you add a battery to your solar system, your home becomes a microgrid — or, better known with Renova, Mycrogrid®.
Adding a battery means adding security to your home’s power. If a rolling blackout hits your area, a battery powers the most important parts of your home. But did you know your battery can actually help prevent mandated blackouts by relieving strain on the grid?
When your utility company asks you to conserve power, you can discharge your battery during peak hours when demand on the utility grid is highest. With a battery supplying power from your home’s solar system, you’re not pulling power from the grid. You’re not sending power to the grid, either. You’re actually relieving the grid.
Let Renova Energy Be Your Safeguard from Power Outages!
If you are ready to protect yourself, your family, and your business from power outages, get in touch with our Coachella Valley solar battery storage team or learn more about solar and battery storage with a Renova Energy Mycrogrid®. To speak with one of our Palm Desert solar consultants today, give us a call.
We are ready to take your home or business to the next level. Call Renova Energy today!