Microgrids are becoming increasingly popular at health care facilities, universities, corporate campuses and at a growing number of other commercial and industrial settings. Microgrid developers are putting installations at retail, office, entertainment and production facilities at such a pace that the commercial and industrial microgrid segment now accounts for over a quarter of the entire global market, as explained in a new microgrid developers guide.
As the market is growing, customer needs are shifting, projects are getting more complex, and new technologies are introducing new microgrid possibilities. While these new possibilities and opportunities are great for the industry and customer alike, they do come with some growing pains. Commercial and industrial customers turn to microgrids with the goal of seeing cost savings, resiliency and sustainability. Microgrid developers need to be prepared to deliver on these goals to avoid costly planning and execution delays, as well as scope gaps — all of which result in projects delivered late and over budget.
To help avoid the pain points that can wreck the financial and operational assumptions for a project and turn a win-win into a lose-lose for developers and their customers, Microgrid Knowledge has prepared this five-part special report, a microgrid developers guide, made available for free download, courtesy of Siemens.