BLR Solar Grid

BLR’s Low Carbon Microgrid is complete

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Pairing climate action with community resilience, the Tribe’s low-carbon, community-scale microgrid is installed and achieving its aggressive goals. Built by an extraordinary public/private partnership: California Energy Commission and its EPIC program, the Schatz Energy Research Center and Humboldt State University, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Idaho National Laboratory, Siemens, Tesla, REC Solar, McKeever Energy, Colburn Electric, Kernen Construction, and …


BLR Transit News

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The Blue Lake Rancheria Transit System is continuing its transition to low- and zero-carbon fuels. The public transit buses currently use biodiesel, manufactured at BLR using waste oil from the Tribe’s kitchens (which began as a student-led feasibility study). The next step is to transition to Electric Vehicle (EV) buses, and use the low-carbon, low-cost electricity from the BLR microgrid …