The Hows and Whys of a Smart Microgrid Feasibility Study

May 31, 2022
This new report from Schneider Electric and Guidehouse Insights identifies the first steps in a customer's microgrid journey.

The market for microgrids is clearly a global market. Yet the leading market for grid-tied microgrids for institutional, government and commercial and industrial (C&I) customers is clearly the US, where grid reliability continues to be challenged by extreme weather events, aging grid infrastructure and the transition to net zero carbon emission strategies. While utilities and military bases are also major markets in the US, these customers have unique paths to follow when implementing a microgrid. So, this white paper focuses on C&I customers – now the fastest growing microgrid market globally and in the US — as well as institutional customers (including municipalities), which often represent critical facilities which ideally remain up and running during any power outage.