ARCATA, CA – Open Door Community Health Centers will receive two Tesla Powerpack battery systems for its heath centers in Eureka and Fortuna, as part of PG&E’s Self-Generation Incentive (SGI) Program.

PG&E’s SGI Program offers incentives for organizations to improve the reliability and resiliency of their electric systems, as well as reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. The battery systems are worth over $1.25 million in total, and installation at Eureka is expected to take at the end of October 2021.

“We’re excited about this upgrade to our health centers’ energy systems,” said Open Door’s Project Manager, Laura Kadlecik. “We have put a lot of work into the resiliency of our systems over the last year, so that we can keep our doors open to patients, in any situation. This marks a significant milestone for two of our biggest health centers.”

Each Powerpack battery system will store enough electricity to run each health center independently for nearly 19 hours, allowing them to see out emergency outages or planned shutoffs, such as during winter storms or the fire season.

Additionally, the electricity storage capacity will enable the health centers to store power during off-peak hours, for use at peak hours, offering potential savings up to $20,000 per year. The battery system at Fortuna Community Health Center will store power generated by its solar system, giving additional savings and bolstering the health center’s power resiliency.