How to Pay for Your Microgrid

Sept. 18, 2021
Financial experts from Lincoln Energy Services, Ameresco, and Mesa Solutions educate you about your microgrid financing options.

What microgrid project financing options are available? Is energy-as-a-service right for your facility? Do you qualify for government incentives and tax credits? Financial experts educate you about your microgrid financing options.

In this video, Scott Benson of Lincoln Energy Systems shares insights around how the Lincoln, Nebraska community microgrid leveraged existing utility infrastructure. Jim Fonger of Ameresco and John Kononiuk of the London District Catholic School Board share how the energy-as-a-service (EaaS) model helped fund Canada’s first carbon neutral school. Also, Tom Poteet of Mesa Solutions discusses how to select a Microgrid that Matches Your Load Profile and Budget.

This session is moderated by Elisa Wood, Editor-in-Chief of Microgrid Knowledge.

Featured speakers include:

Scott Benson, Manager, Resources & Transmission Planning, Lincoln Energy Systems

Jim Fonger, Vice President of Business Development and Distributed Generation, Ameresco

John Kononiuk, Executive Manager of Facilities for the London District Catholic School Board

Thomas Poteet III, VP, Corporate Development, Mesa Solutions

This video was recorded during Microgrid 2021: The World Awakens to Microgrids, a virtual conference held over four weeks in May and June of 2021. The event featured more than 60 speakers across 20 sessions and was designed to educate sustainability and facility managers, energy decision-makers and others curious about microgrids. The overarching theme of the conference focused on the energy, financial, and sustainability benefits that microgrids can offer facilities — and society as a whole. Although this was previously recorded, you’ll find many of the examples and insights are timeless in their strategic value.

The sessions were designed to provide insight into business models, financing, government incentives and other microgrid funding. They also provide guidance when choosing technology and development partners for your microgrid project.

Microgrid Knowledge produces the world’s largest microgrid events. Because we’re an independent third party, you can be sure that the information you’ll receive will capture a broad industry perspective. Look for more great premium video content from Microgrid Knowledge, ​​the largest site in the world dedicated to all things microgrid.