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Power Industry 2022 Trends & Predictions

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Senior Consultant Microgrid Labs

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Senior Consultant: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and...

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My colleagues at Energy Central asked me to participate in the title predictions. After considering this, I offered to review three areas where I post frequently, and consider myself qualified. These areas are:

  • U.S. growth in electric vehicle (EV) deployments
  • U.S. progress in transitioning to fossil-fueled generation to utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS)
  • Deployment of the first large-scale offshore wind projects.

I track all of the above with posts on a regular basis, so, in general I will follow this process:

  • I will start with trends from 2021 posts
  • I will look at other factors that could accelerate or decelerate growth
  • Make projections on growth for the next few years in the above markets.
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Richard Brooks on Jan 13, 2022

Excellent research paper, John. Truly well done. very insightful, filled with facts.

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Matt Chester on Jan 13, 2022

I love seeing the reasoning behind your projections, John-- this is informed by reality and not pulled out of a hat or relying on unsubstantiated hype. 

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