JWA Micro W

John Wayne Airport, Microgrid Feasibility Study

  • Location

    Santa Ana, CA
  • Project Dates

    October 2017 - September 2019
  • Market

    Aviation
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  • Project Overview

    At the request of John Wayne Airport, P2S prepared an independent fee estimate and feasibility study for a microgrid installation. We prepared estimates for electrical, battery technology, geotechnical, fire sprinkler system performance, civil and structural engineering design services, and project management and commissioning services. As part of the project's schematic design, our team determined the solar PV feasibility for Parking Structure C and all other proposed locations. In addition to this report, we provided a review of battery storage technology, a Power Generation and Distribution Upgrades (PG&DU) functional strategy and controller concept, and produced a draft of PG&DU controller performance specifications.

  • Solution

    Electrical design included the analysis, design, and documentation of solar PV, battery storage systems and PG&DU controls. This included the integration of new electrical equipment with the existing electrical systems at the John Wayne Airport central utility plant. Lighting design services were also included. The addition of PV canopies located on the parking structure triggered the removal of existing pole-mounted lighting, which was replaced with luminaries mounted on the underside of the canopies.