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DIY Kits. Not always best choice.

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Microgrids give you peace of mind!

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New Construction. Smart Microgrid.

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Sangha Energy is your utility company. We are not and have never been "the utility company"; we exist as a California Benefit Corporation and as such, we have a special obligation to the citizens and residents of California. Where the regular utility company cannot operate, we can, and the options that the traditional utility company cannot feasibly explore are what we do on a regular basis. All of our trucks can go anywhere, over the most rugged terrain, to serve the utility needs of our customers. All of our personnel are outside-the-box thinkers, because that is what a growing sector of the economy needs to survive and prosper. Read more...


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Smart Microgrids

Microgrids are modern, small-scale versions of the centralized electricity system. They achieve specific local goals, such as reliability, carbon emission reduction, diversification of energy sources, and cost reduction, established by the community being served. Like the bulk power grid, smart microgrids generate, distribute, and regulate the flow of electricity to consumers, but do so locally. Smart microgrids are an ideal way to integrate renewable resources on the community level and allow for customer participation in the electricity enterprise. They form the building blocks of the Perfect Power System.

With the increased focus on renewable energy, efficiency and the need to make the business case for the smart grid, a growing number of stakeholders are focusing on smart microgrids as a viable approach to grid modernization at the local level. Developed for a community, office park, university, military base or other entity, smart microgrids incorporate local distributed energy supplies that meet the exact needs of the constituents being served while networking with the larger grid. They feature the range of smart technology in a single location, which maximizes service quality, savings and entrepreneurial job creation potential and thus helps produce a viable business case. Through smart microgrids, the economic benefits to consumers of the smart grid transformation are maximized and are a significant multiple of the cost. They also provide local choice regarding the electricity generation source and supply, such as locally distributed renewable energy sources. 

Benefits of a smart microgrid

  • Accelerates improvement — The term “microgrid” reflects a new way of thinking about designing and building smart grids.
  • Increases reliability — Smart microgrids increase reliability locally through the establishment of a specific reliability improvement plan that integrates redundant distribution, smart switches, automation, power generation, power storage and other smart technologies.
  • Helps consumers save money — Microgrids allow consumers to procure power in real-time at significantly lower costs, while using local generation to hedge peak power costs.
  • Encourages economic growth — More and more communities and nations are finding that microgrids can jump-start economies through new job creation at the local level and new business opportunities for stakeholders.
  • Makes the grid “futureproof” — Microgrids allow local communities to increase the overall electricity supply quickly and efficiently through relatively small local generators, solar cells, wind turbines and other means, rather than having to wait for power companies to build centralized power plants that are costly and take much longer to come online.
  • Reduces carbon footprint — The most significant environmental benefit of a smart microgrid is its ability to use local generation and the resulting “waste” heat to displace coal-fired generation. greenhouse gas emissions based on open market economic value.