Jail gets its own grid

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dublin facility seeks greater efficiency, security

"Packed with security systems and 3,000 inmates, Santa Rita Jail in Dublin can't afford to lose power in a blackout. The jail uses about as much electricity as a small town, and its annual utility bill hovers around $3 million. The power needs to stay on, every hour of every day. So the jail, with help from oil giant Chevron Corp., created its own electrical grid."