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FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff to Join Governor O’Malley at Oct. 15 Konterra Dedication

Standard Solar, a leader in the full-service development, construction, integration, financing and installation of solar electric systems, in collaboration with Solar Grid Storage, a pioneer in energy storage deployment, and the Maryland Energy Administration will officially activate the Konterra solar microgrid system during a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, October 15. Special guest speakers include Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff.

Media inquiries for Solar Grid Storage should be directed to:
Susan DeVico
510-339-1527
SusanDV@aol.com


WHAT:

Ribbon cutting event for the Konterra solar microgrid project, creating one of the nation’s first commercial scale microgrids. The system, located at Konterra’s corporate headquarters in Laurel, Maryland, is a grid-interactive energy storage system co-located with a new 1,368 panel photovoltaic (PV) canopy array.

This 402 kW groundbreaking system is estimated to generate 20 percent of the building’s annual power. The canopied solar array, which includes two electric vehicle charging stations with infrastructure for four additional stations, is financed by Konterra, PNC Bank, Solar Grid Storage, and supported through a Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) “Game Changer” Grant.

Photo opportunities and system tours will be available to media as part of the event.

WHO:

Guest speakers include Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff; Konterra Vice President Kingdon Gould III, Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford and Solar Grid Storage CEO Tom Leyden

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 15; 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Konterra Headquarters; 14401 Sweitzer Lane; Laurel, MD 20707

RSVP:

Media please RSVP to Keira Shein, keira@wilkinsonshein.com

Solar Grid Storage Contact:

Solar Grid Storage
Susan DeVico, 510-339-1527
SusanDV@aol.com

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