10 Oct '17, 9pm

Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids

Wanted in California: A Healthy Market for Microgrids

California pioneered state policies for deploying solar and energy storage. Now it’s turning its attention to microgrids. The state’s energy agencies released a draft microgrid roadmap September 29, drawing from a more than year-long process spanning five workshops with stakeholder input from industry, utilities and academia. The goal: to identify challenges and opportunities presented by microgrids. Microgrids have been hard to commercialize because each case is unique, and there are complexities to resolve regarding the local asset's relation to the broader grid. Early adopters have been the military and university campuses, but California officials are determined to build a robust microgrid market and see microgrids as a tool to help the state achieve its ambitious clean energy and climate targets. “We’re looking at: How do microgrids help us meet the state policy goals...

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