Safex is a woman-owned business entity located in Westerville, Ohio that
offers comprehensive health, safety and environmental consulting and
training services. The Safex Training Center partnered with Westerville
Electric to become one of the locations for The Westerville Smart Grid
Solar Pilot Project.
These sites, which also include the Westerville Planning & Development
building, West-Camp Press and Johnson Controls, have installed 3.5 kW
solar arrays and GridPoint Connect energy management appliances, which connect
Westerville Electric to each site and allow the users to monitor and control the
solar power production.
The Westerville Smart Grid
Solar Pilot Project sites are being studied to determine how to best design, install,
inspect, size, fund, use and operate the system in a municipal power utility,
with grant funding from American Public Power Association and the City of Westerville.
The desired outcome is to provide some Westerville power needs from local solar
production and intelligent load control and load shifting and therefore
eliminate adding to the purchases of power from the grid and existing sources
as the city grows.
A scissor lift, on loan from Settle Muter Electric, will offer tour attendees a face-to-face view of the solar array mounted on Safex's roof.
Stop by Saturday, October 2nd between 10am & 1pm and take a ride!