Our work with microgrid projects has primarily been in remote communities to solve community energy efficiency challenges and incorporating demand management strategies. We are sharing this story about ‘How microgrids are positioned for a bright future ‘ from Energy Manager Today because it illustrates how microgrids are being utilized to provide energy reliability solutions such as the example referenced of a small upstate New York town and a commercial dairy.
From the Energy Manager Today story:
“Microgrids are not just hot in New York. Utility Dive reported this week on a big research effort by GTM Research on the distributed energy. Microgrids – which are systems that provide electricity to campuses or groups of buildings independent of but generally in coordination with the traditional grid – is one of the sectors covered. The story says that the researchers found that microgrids are a bit behind the energy storage market in their evolution. It is doing all it can to catch up, however: GTM expects it to grow 267 percent between last year and 2020 when it will be worth $829 million.”