Accelerating the Adoption of Microgrids: Nov. 28 ET Webinar with Schneider Electric

Nov. 15, 2023
One reason for the interconnection delays and slow road from design to commissioning is the fact that the process is resource-intensive and often custom-engineered. Standardization and modularity might go a long ways to improving that timeline.

Microgrids are popping up everywhere power certainty is a must, from military bases to hospitals, public service centers and even bakeries.

Numerous research forecasts predict that the value of the installed microgrid market might triple or more this decade, with valuations expected close to $100 billion by 2030. And yet interconnection queues are backing up, causing many distributed energy projects to be delayed for up to five years or simply not make it to commissioning all due to the combined slow design, regulatory and grid approval processes.

Understand How to Accelerate the Adoption of Microgrids: Nov. 28 Webinar w/ Schneider Electric

One reason for the interconnection delays and slow road from design to commissioning is the fact that the process is resource-intensive and often custom-engineered. Standardization and modularity might go a long ways to improving that timeline for more customers in the commercial and industrial sectors.

Schneider Electric has been a longtime leader to developing and ensuring that microgrid projects are realized, either in its own work or by joint ventures such as AlphaStruxure and GreenStruxure. The company’s experience in doing so has led to some well-earned insights in developing a modular, streamlined approach and plans to partner with developers such as Scale Microgrids to create flexible projects which can accelerate the time from design to construction to interconnection and operations.

Microgrid Knowledge’s sister website, EnergyTech, is hosting a free webinar with Schneider Electric microgrid leaders Don Wingate and Samantha Childress to highlight ways to improve resilience, optimize energy costs and reach sustainability goals for customers. And do it in a more timely fashion.

The 2 p.m. ET webinar is Tuesday, Nov. 28 at EnergyTech.com. Join us for "Understand How to Accelerate the Adoption of Microgrids," an hour-long deep dive into making the microgrid installation process more seamless. 

About the Author

Rod Walton, Managing Editor | Managing Editor

For Microgrid Knowledge editorial inquiries, please contact Managing Editor Rod Walton at [email protected].

I’ve spent the last 15 years covering the energy industry as a newspaper and trade journalist. I was an energy writer and business editor at the Tulsa World before moving to business-to-business media at PennWell Publishing, which later became Clarion Events, where I covered the electric power industry. I joined Endeavor Business Media in November 2021 to help launch EnergyTech, one of the company’s newest media brands. I joined Microgrid Knowledge in July 2023. 

I earned my Bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. My career stops include the Moore American, Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, Wagoner Tribune and Tulsa World, all in Oklahoma . I have been married to Laura for the past 33-plus years and we have four children and one adorable granddaughter. We want the energy transition to make their lives better in the future. 

Microgrid Knowledge and EnergyTech are focused on the mission critical and large-scale energy users and their sustainability and resiliency goals. These include the commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the military, universities, data centers and microgrids. The C&I sectors together account for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Many large-scale energy users such as Fortune 500 companies, and mission-critical users such as military bases, universities, healthcare facilities, public safety and data centers, shifting their energy priorities to reach net-zero carbon goals within the coming decades. These include plans for renewable energy power purchase agreements, but also on-site resiliency projects such as microgrids, combined heat and power, rooftop solar, energy storage, digitalization and building efficiency upgrades.

Only through Standardization Can Microgrids Accelerate the Energy Transition

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Jana Gerber, North America microgrid president at Schneider Electric discusses how standardizing microgrids will accelerate the energy transition.

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