Crunching the Numbers of Microgrids

Sept. 18, 2021
What are real microgrid costs and how much money can a microgrid save you? A panel of experts crunch the numbers on microgrid costs and savings.

What are real microgrid costs and how much money can a microgrid save you? How do you make the financials work on these very complex projects so that everyone wins? In this video, a panel of experts looks at issues such as geographic cost differences, generation choices, controller sophistication and the financial benefits offered by wholesale market opportunities, load management, and demand response.

Guidehouse’s Ken Horne, Director in Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure, moderates this session.

Featured speakers include:

Zach Bradford, CEO and President of Clean Spark

Tom Hawes, Business Development Director, S & C Electric Company

Rob Hong, Co-Founder and CEO, Sapling Financial

Peter Lilienthal, CEO, HOMER Energy/Global Microgrid Lead, UL Renewables

Michael Robinson, Director – Strategic Market Development & Microgrids, PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables Company

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.

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