St. Thomas, USVI
Donoe redevelopment is a hurricane-resistant, energy-independent affordable housing community for residents displaced by the hurricanes that struck the island in ’95 and ’17. The project, that is expected to be completed in December 2022, will have 84 units on 14 buildings, built over 10.6 acres of land. E-Finity was hired to provide a microgrid solution to address the community’s electricity needs, focusing on sustainability, passive survivability, and incorporating strategies to minimize post-storm service disruptions. The solution will include an array of 573 kW photovoltaic panels, 1.0 Megawatt hour battery energy storage systems and 260 kW propane-fueled microturbines, 500 kW diesel engine to help ensure a consistent and dependable supply of electricity that will run completely independent from the islands utility grid. Controlling the system, there will be an E-Finity proprietary Microgrid Controller that will allow us to monitor and even troubleshoot the system directly from our headquarters. The system will be covered under our 15- year all-inclusive top-of-the-line service contract that will allow the customer to know all the maintenance costs from day one, regardless of any unforeseen event that may affect the operation of the power plant.