RED BLUFF — The City Council Tuesday will talk authorizing the city’s involvement in a program that will enable Tesla to set up battery banks in the Red Bluff Waste Water Treatment Plant that could cut back on energy costs.
City staff stated the California Public Utilities Commission approved two Equity Resilience Self-Generation Incentive Programs, which provide rebates for installing energy storage technologies for both residential and non-residential facilities.
Red Bluff has been approached by numerous sellers offering services to finish the essential program applications and set up battery electricity banks at qualifying city-owned facilities.
Tesla was the only seller who has submitted its own proposal to the city.
In Tesla’s proposal, the business said it would set up a 1,624 kWh battery in the wastewater treatment plant at no charge to the city. This battery could have a normal period of 4.5 hours with a fully charged interval of 9 hours in the event of a power outage.
The battery could be used to enhance power to the centre during peak hours, reducing energy costs to the facility. The estimated long term power savings from PG&E is $604,846 over 10 years.
Staff urges the council expects to take part in the application and authorize construction of their battery bank facility in the treatment plant.
In other Company
The council will discuss whether the town should extend its regional emergency announcement on account of the coronavirus.
The cannabis committee will provide a report of its actions.
To restrict the spread of COVID-19, the council and city staff will fulfill through teleconference at 6 p.m.
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