WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Tuesday sent a letter to Acting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the agency to make solar microgrids and other clean energy technologies eligible resources under the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program. Such technologies would allow emergency services to have access to power even if the larger electric grid is down, ensuring community safety while providing sustainable solutions.
“I urge FEMA to provide grant funding for microgrids and other clean, distributed energy resources to communities as part of the PDM program funding and to embed those technology options in any additional Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance,” Senator Harris wrote. Read More