Why Does a Microgrid Cost What it Costs?

Sept. 18, 2021
Microgrid leaders describe issues that drive up microgrid costs — development and permitting delays, state regulations and utility rules, generation choices, location, market rules — and how to overcome them.

In this video, you will hear from Microgrid leaders as they describe the issues that drive up microgrid costs. You’ll learn about how things like development and permitting delays, state regulations and utility rules, generation choices, location, and market rules all contribute to a microgrid project’s final cost. The video’s featured experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Husk Power Systems, and Schneider Electrics also share insights on how to overcome these issues.

Peter Asmus, Research Director at Guidehouse Insights, moderates this panel discussion.

Featured speakers include:

Bruce Nordman, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Manoj Sinha, CEO Husk Power Systems

John Westerman, Director, Microgrid Project Development and Engineering – Schneider Electric

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.

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