30 Nov '17, 7pm

In a Year of Extreme Weather, Diesel and Gas Microgrids Keep the Lights On

Reliability and resilience became buzz words this year following three successive hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and the Southeastern United States, and the release of the Department of Energy’s high-profile grid study that named reliability and resilience as priorities in the face of extreme weather. Following the hurricanes, stories emerged of microgrids enabling buildings to keep their power on. Many of these were basic microgrids, noted Colleen Metelitsa, grid edge analyst and lead author of a new report from GTM Research, U.S. Microgrids 2017: Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast . Basic microgrids -- differentiated from advanced microgrid systems because they have only one distributed energy resource (DER) technology, typically a gas or diesel generator -- make up the majority of the microgrid market in Florida and Texas. Like an advanced microgrid, basic microgri...

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