KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Make Ukiah Power Down Resilient!
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Creates Economic Losses
Local Power Production is The Solution
POWER SHUTDOWNS CREATE ECONOMIC LOSSES
- Businesses lose money,
- People lose wages,
- Medical needs go unmet,
- Food is wasted,
- The City loses millions of dollars,
- In 2019 the 4-day outage cost Ukiah $8M
FOSSIL FUELED GENERATORS:
- Don’t help the entire community,
- Are used 1% of the time,
- Need regular maintenance,
- Are noisy,
- Require combustable expensive fuel,
- Difficult to resupply during long fuel lines
Local power production
SOLAR POWER & BATTERY STORAGE
- Year-round power production,
- Now cost competitive,
- 100 MW array with 250 MWh battery $350M,
- A partial system would cost less
TALK ABOUT IT!
We have to start building public support now, as the next fire season is only months away. Tell everyone you know about this project. By spreading the word and building momentum we can encourage our city leaders to make power-down resilience a reality in Ukiah.
POSSIBLE FUNDING SOURCES:
- Institutional Investment funds
- Local investors
- California Infrastructure Bank
- Federal & State grant
HOW CAN I HELP?
Let the City Council know there is public support to KEEP THE LIGHTS ON!
- CALL: The City at (707) 463-6200
- EMAIL: Mayor Doug Crane – email@example.com
- MAKE A STATEMENT IN PERSON: The Council meets 1st and 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6-pm in the Ukiah Civic Center 300 Seminary Ave. Public Comments are accepted at the beginning of every meeting.
TruthOut – 11/29/19 – Could California’s Public Bonds Finance a Statewide Green New Deal?
LACity.org – 11/6/19 – Garcetti Celebrates Approval of Largest Solar and Energy Storage Project in America
Napa Register – 11/6/19 – No Decision on Calistoga Microgrid as City Considers Power Options
Calmatters.org – 01/16/19 – As California Enters a Brave New Energy World, Can it Keep the Lights on?
Clean Coalition – North Bay Community Resilience Initiative (NBCRI)