INVENT – Intelligent Electric Vehicle Integration
A California Energy Commission Project
The INVENT project is located at the UCSD campus in La Jolla.
The UCSD microgrid project supplies electricity, heating, and cooling for 450 hectare campus with a daily population of 45,000.
It consists of two 13.5 MW gas turbines, one 3 MW steam turbine, and a 1.2 MW solar-cell installation that together supply 85% of campus electricity needs, 95% of its heating, and 95% of its cooling.