Experts will describe ways to keep your power on during outages at a program on Saturday, February 29. Called “Don’t Be Left in the Dark: Emergency Power Options,” the program will take place from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame.
Presented by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network, the program is cosponsored by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be offered.
By the end of this program, participants will have an understanding of their own backup power needs and the steps they can take to prepare themselves for a power outage that could last from a few hours to a few weeks. They will also learn about new power resiliency resources under development.
Justin Kromelow, a specialist in off-grid power systems for communications, will discuss power options that can scale to meet the needs of individual users as well as a large family household. He will explore different resources for power generation, power storage and power management. Some of the power options will be on display.
Peter Levitt, Associate Manager of Distributed Energy Resources Strategy for the county’s clean energy provider, Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), will share information about new programs being designed to help critical facilities, residents, and businesses in San Mateo County install solar+battery storage systems to provide backup power.
Founded in 2006 by community volunteers, the Burlingame Neighborhood Network encourages residents to get to know one another and work cooperatively in neighborhood teams to prepare for emergencies..