Applying Best Practices in Microgrid Implementation to Empower the Private Sector
- Aug 27, 2019 6:06 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2019-09 - Distributed Energy Resources, click here for more
To date, many of the early adopters for the more complex microgrid deployments have occurred in the public sector, involving the federal government and public universities. These public-facing stakeholders often have more complex energy needs, are long-term, sustainability-oriented decision-makers, and, most importantly, they put high priorities on the value of resiliency, making them strong candidates for microgrids. Now, we are starting to see stronger signs that the private sector is understanding the value of resiliency and being able to deploy local renewable power solutions by adopting the microgrid platform at the core of their energy strategies. As this trend continues and these opportunities evolve, terrific opportunity will continue to grow within the private sector, but this opportunity will be maximized in ways that only existing power industry utilities, professional service firms and contractors can achieve.
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