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Simple tools help measure our vulnerability score

The fact that we are vulnerable to climate change and its many manifestations the world over is well known. But just how vulnerable are we? How does one tangibly measure these effects and how much can they influence our lives and...

India needs a different road map for its transport going all-electric, writes S Muralidhar

It is ironic that the automobile industry is today so upbeat about the future of electric cars, even though some of the earliest automobiles, built more than a century ago, ran on batteries. Until the...

The funding challenge for energy efficiency

To escalate the energy efficiency movement, sector experts believe there is need for a separate funding mechanism in the country. This could possibly be in the form of a specialised bank or platform.

There was discussion during a recent CII meet on...

Name of the company: Vivaan Solar

Set up in: August 2012

Based in: Gwalior, Haridwar and Bengaluru.

Founder: Amit Bansal (Director, Finance) and Mudit Garg (Director, Operations)

Funding received: Self funded, but open to venture capital funding.

What it does: Offers PV installation and...

Solar heating for industrial use is on the cusp of taking off, writes M Ramesh

Bhoo Thirumalai, the Chief Executive Officer of Aspiration Energy and a solar aficionado, is a busy man these days. For years, the man who co-founded the successful IT company had been trying to rev it up with...

The gains through energy-efficient lights and appliances are showing

Energy efficiency is the new mantra when it comes to saving operational costs. This is because energy optimally used leads to cost reduction in the long run on inputs required to generate power. Ask Saurabh Kumar, Managing...

Country’s utilities and government regulators are focused on aggressive electrification, decentralization, and digitization efforts, report finds

A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

The move follows another large state-run power utility Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) switching to Ola cab service for its employees in June.

Anand Kumar, secretary at the ministry of new and renewable energy, has communicated this to the CERC days before the quasi-judicial body hears the matter.

The company was incorporated by RVPN in May 2016 for development of 220 KV and 132 KV grid sub-station, along with associated transmission lines and schemes and works in PPP mode.

The company acquired the SPVs "from RVPNL (Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Ltd) pursuant to competitive bidding process carried out by RVPN

The construction of connected transmission lines of the project was also given to the same project developer -- Teesta Urja Ltd subsidiary.

Wheeling Charges refers to the process of transmission of electricity from one source to another through the transmission lines or grid.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malasia, 24 de septiembre de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- El 20 de septiembre, el director científico en jefe de NARADA, Herbert Giess, recibió el premio mayor, el International Lead Award (Premio Internacional de Plomo), de las industrias de baterías de plomo-ácido en la 17ma. Conferencia Asiática de Baterías en Malasia.

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El premio International Lead Award fue seleccionado por la Asociación Internacional del Plomo (International Lead Association), y se entrega al científico que ha alcanzado logros y hecho contribuciones de largo plazo al desarrollo de las industrias de las baterías de plomo y plomo-ácido en todo el mundo. A la fecha, solo 15 científicos han recibido el premio.

Los ganadores anteriores fueron líderes de las áreas de las baterías de plomo y plomo-ácido, entre ellos el famoso científico y académico Pavlov, y el Dr. Lam, inventor de la batería de plomo-carbono. El premio es el reconocimiento a su contribución a la industria.

El señor Herbert Giess nació en Alemania en 1945; es el presidente de la Agencia Internacional de Estandarización Electrotécnica IEC / TC21, el creador de la Norma Internacional sobre Almacenamiento de Energía IEC 61427 y la Norma Internacional para baterías de plomo-ácido reguladas por válvula (VRLA) IEC 60896-21 / 22; ha sido presidente ejecutivo de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Baterías de Plomo-Ácido en repetidas oportunidades. Desde 2004, el señor Giess ha sido el director científico en jefe de NARADA.

Desde hace mucho ha estado involucrado en investigación básica internacional de vanguardia sobre energía química y en investigación aplicada, y recibió el premio internacional a las contribuciones sobresalientes en la industria de las baterías: el premio 1906 de IEC al mejor modelo de norma internacional.

En la reunión, la Asociación Internacional del Plomo reconoció los logros del señor Herbert Giess: se ha dedicado a liderar el campo de la investigación sobre baterías de plomo-ácido, y con gran concentración en el campo de la ciencia de los materiales y la electroquímica durante 50 años, su contribución al desarrollo de las industrias de las baterías de plomo-ácido es evidente para todos.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malasia, 24 de septiembre de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- El científico jefe de NARADA, Herbert Giess, recibió el pasado 20 de septiembre el premio principal ("Premio Internacional del Plomo") de los sectores de las baterías de plomo-ácido durante la XVII Conferencia Asiática sobre Baterías, celebrada en Malasia.

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Herbert Giess with Mark Stevenson(left) and Andy Bush(right)International Lead Association

El Premio Internacional del Plomo fue seleccionado por la Asociación Internacional del Plomo y se otorga al científico que haya realizado logros y contribuciones a largo plazo para el desarrollo de los sectores del plomo y de las baterías de plomo-ácido a nivel mundial. Tan solo 15 científicos han recibido este premio hasta la fecha.

Los anteriores ganadores fueron líderes en los ámbitos del plomo y de las baterías de plomo-ácido, e incluyen al famoso científico y académico Pávlov y al Dr. Lam, el inventor de la batería de plomo-carbono. Este premio es el reconocimiento a su contribución al sector.

El Sr. Herbert Giess nació en Alemania en 1945, es el presidente de la Agencia Internacional de Estandarización Electrotécnica de la IEC/TC21, el fundador del Estándar Internacional de Almacenamiento de Energía 61427 de la IEC y del Estándar Internacional 60896-21/22 de la IEC para baterías VRLA, y ha desempeñado el cargo de presidente ejecutivo de la Conferencia Internacional sobre Baterías de Plomo-Ácido en múltiples ocasiones. El Sr. Giess ocupa el puesto de científico jefe de NARADA desde 2004.

Ha estado involucrado durante mucho tiempo en la investigación fundamental relativa a la investigación sobre energía química de frontera internacional suministrada y aplicada, y recibió el galardón internacional en reconocimiento a su impresionante contribución al sector de las baterías: el premio al mejor modelo de estándar internacional 1906 de la IEC.

Durante la conferencia, la Asociación Internacional del Plomo reconoció ampliamente los logros del Sr. Herbert Giess, quien se ha esforzado por liderar el ámbito de la investigación sobre baterías de plomo-ácido, con un énfasis muy concreto en el campo de la ciencia de los materiales y la electroquímica durante 50 años, por lo que su contribución al desarrollo de los sectores de las baterías de plomo-ácido es evidente para todos.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaisie, le 24 septembre 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Le 20 septembre, le directeur scientifique de NARADA, Herbert Giess, s'est vu décerner la plus haute récompense, l'International Lead Award des secteurs des batteries au plomb-acide, lors de la 17e Conférence asiatique sur les batteries en Malaisie.

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L'International Lead Award est décerné par l'International Lead Association aux scientifiques ayant réalisé des accomplissements et des contributions à long terme au développement des secteurs batteries au plomb et au plomb-acide à travers le monde. À ce jour, seuls 15 scientifiques se sont vus décerner cette récompense.

Les vainqueurs précédents étaient des leaders dans les domaines des batteries au plomb et au plomb-acide, parmi lesquels le célèbre scientifique et académicien Pavlov, et le docteur Lam, inventeur de la batterie au plomb-carbone. Cette récompense rend hommage à sa contribution à l'industrie.

M. Herbert Giess, né en Allemagne en 1945, est président de la Commission internationale de normalisation électrotechnique IEC / TC21, qui est à l'origine de la Norme internationale de stockage d'énergie IEC 61427 et de la Norme internationale IEC 60896-21 / 22 pour les batteries VRLA. Il a occupé à de nombreuses reprises le poste de président exécutif de la Conférence internationale sur les batteries au plomb-acide. Depuis 2004, M. Giess est directeur scientifique chez NARADA.

Il s'implique depuis longtemps dans la recherche fondamentale autour des alimentations électriques chimiques au travers des frontières internationales ainsi que dans la recherche appliquée, et s'est vu décerner la récompense internationale pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au secteur des batteries - la récompense IEC 1906 de meilleur modèle standard international.

Lors du rassemblement, l'International Lead Association a largement reconnu les accomplissements de M. Herbert Giess : il s'engage pour mener le domaine de la recherche sur les batteries au plomb-acide et, compte tenu d'une importante concentration dans le domaine des sciences des matériaux et de l'électrochimie depuis 50 ans, sa contribution au développement des secteurs des batteries au plomb-acide apparaît évidente aux yeux de tous.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malajsie, 24. září 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dne 20. září převzal Herbert Giess, vedoucí vědec společnosti NARADA, nejvyšší ocenění, a to Mezinárodní cenu olovo-kyselinových baterií na 17. Asijské konferenci baterií v Malajsii.

Mezinárodní cena olověných baterií byla vybrána Mezinárodní asociací průmyslu olověných baterií a je udělována vědcům, kteří dosáhli dlouhodobého úspěchu a přispěli k rozvoji odvětví olověných a olovo-kyselinových baterií na celém světě. K dnešnímu dni bylo oceněno pouze 15 vědců.

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Předcházejícími oceněnými byli přední vědci v oblasti olověných a olovo-kyselinových baterií, včetně slavného vědce a vynálezce olovo-uhlíkové baterie Dr Lama. Tato cena je uznáním jeho přispění průmyslu.

Pan Herbert Giess se narodil v Německu v roce 1945, je předsedou Mezinárodní agentury pro normalizaci v elektrotechnice IEC / TC21, zakladatelem mezinárodních standardů IEC 61427 a IEC 60896-21 / 22 pro baterie VRLA. Mnohokrát byl předsedou Mezinárodní konference olovo-kyselinových baterií. Od roku 2004 je pan Giess vedoucím vědcem společnosti NARADA.

Již dlouho se zabývá základním a aplikovaným výzkumem chemické energie na mezinárodní úrovni a získal ocenění za výjimečný přínos pro mezinárodní akumulátorový průmysl, cenu za nejlepší model dle mezinárodní normy IEC 1906.

Mezinárodní asociace průmyslu olověných baterií na této schůzce vysoce uznala úspěchy pana Herberta Giesse: vedení výzkumu v oblasti olovo-kyselinových baterií je jeho posláním a díky jeho 50letému úsilí v oboru materiálové vědy a elektrochemie je jeho přínos pro průmysl olovo-kyselinových baterií pro všechny zřejmý.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 23. September 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Am 20. September wurde Herbert Giess, Chef-Wissenschaftler von NARADA, auf der 17. Asian Battery Conference in Malaysia der International Lead Award verliehen, die höchste Auszeichnung der Branche für Bleibatterien.

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Der International Lead Award wird von der International Lead Association prämiert und diese Auszeichnung wurde dem Wissenschaftler überreicht, der langfristige Errungenschaften und Beiträge zur Entwicklung der Industrie für Blei- und Bleisäurebatterien in der ganzen Welt geleistet hat. Bisher sind lediglich 15 Wissenschaftler mit dem Preis ausgezeichnet worden.

Zu den vorherigen Preisträgern gehören Führungspersönlichkeiten aus dem Fachgebiet Blei- und Bleisäurebatterien, darunter der berühmte Wissenschaftler Academician Pavlov, der Erfinder der Blei-Kohle-Batterie Doctor Lam. Die Auszeichnung ist eine Anerkennung seiner Leistungen zu dieser Industrie.

Herr Herbert Giess wurde 1945 in Deutschland geboren, ist Vorsitzender der IEC / TC21 International Electrotechnical Standardization Agency, Begründer des IEC 61427 Energy Storage International Standard und IEC 60896-21 / 22 International Standard für VRLA-Batterien und hat als geschäftsführender Vorsitzender viele Male die International Lead Acid Battery Conference unterstützt. Seit 2004 ist Herr Giess als Chef-Wissenschaftler von NARADA tätig.

Seit langer Zeit beschäftigt er sich auf internationaler Ebene mit der Grundlagenforschung zur chemischen Energieversorgung und anwendungsorientierter Forschung. Er wurde ebenfalls mit dem Preis für herausragende Leistungen der internationalen Batterie-Branche ausgezeichnet, dem IEC 1906 International Standard Best Model Award.

Auf der Konferenz wurden die Leistungen von Herrn Herbert Giess von der International Lead Association hoch gewürdigt: er ist im Bereich der Forschung zu Bleisäurebatterien führend und widmet sich seit 50 Jahren insbesondere dem Gebiet der Werkstoffwissenschaft und Elektrochemie. Seine Beiträge zur Entwicklung der Industrie für Bleisäurebatterien sind weithin bekannt.

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, September 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Today marks the 87th anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This day provides an opportunity to think about ways to give back to the nation, and there are many ways to give back to one's country. One of these ways is to preserve the resources that the nation has, and at the forefront of these resources, is energy. It is the vein that Saudi Arabia feeds on to continue its development and prosperity.

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For the past three years, the demand for energy increased at a yearly rate of 8%, and is expected to increase up to 58% in the next 25 years. These figures will have an immense impact on oil, especially that 90% of the Kingdom's revenue is generated from oil exports. While 27% percent of the produced oil is spent on generating energy.

Dr. Mohanad Al Shaikh the CEO of Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) said, "Today energy is a basic human need, and is essential to further prosperity, development, and sustainability. Therefore, it is extremely important to preserve this resource. Yet energy efficiency and preservation do not come easily. They require great efforts and awareness, as well as the transfer and adoption of the latest global technologies, adapting them to meet the needs of all economic and development sectors; especially the energy-efficient technologies. Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) has always been at the forefront of energy conservation, and in line with the government's initiatives towards increased energy efficiency early on. In ddition to the importance of raising awareness of smart energy use, as it will provide the opportunity of supporting the national economy by diversifying revenues."

Al Shaikh, also highlighted the role that the company plays in energy efficiency by providing high energy efficiency HVAC units. Pointing out the affinity of the company's strategy with the Saudi Vision 2030, which was initiated by the government to limit random energy consumption. In addition, He mentioned that the company will continue its efforts to support the local manufacturing industry to achieve the desired sustainability; through providing products with the highest ratings of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization. In light of the Saudi National Day, Al Shaikh also urged other industries to conserve energy and rely on all means to do so.

"It is with great pride that we reminisce in the great achievements in many fields under the leadership of our government, and celebrating this national day revives the spirit of prosperity in us." Al Shaikh, concluded.  

About Al Salem Johnson Controls: 

Al Salem Johnson Controls, founded Controls in 1991, was the result of a strategic partnership between the Group of Companies Al-Salem and Johnson Controls Global, which specializes in providing integrated solutions in ventilation, cooling and air conditioning HVAC systems, fire safety, security installations and control, it has proven its ability to raise the efficiency of energy consumption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

Johnson Controls Global is well known for its leadership in technical and industrial fields globally, with a strong presence in 170 countries. The vision and common goals between the Johnson global and the Al-Salem group was a stepping stone in bringing a diverse spectrum of services and high-quality products and solutions to the Kingdom, in order to achieve optimal energy efficiency and operations.    

Al Salem Johnson Controls has some noteworthy achievements across various Saudi projects, including the King Abdullah Science and Technology University, expansion of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, expansion of King Abdul Aziz Airport in Jeddah, in addition to major universities such as University of Imam Mohammed, University of Princess Noura in Riyadh, King Abdullah Financial District, Aramco, Ministry of Education, and Pilgrims House in Saudi Arabia.     

With a staff of over 2000 employees, Salem Johnson Controls is strategically located across the Kingdom to serve its diverse clientele and industry and has a unique after-sales service in terms of quality and efficiency.

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International collaboration enables the sharing of risks, rewards and progress, and the co-ordination of priorities in areas such as technology, policy, regulation and business models. In order to reach the goals set out in this roadmap, smart grids need to be rapidly developed, demonstrated and deployed based on a range of drivers that vary across regions globally. Many countries have made significant efforts to develop smart grids, but the lessons learned are not being shared in a co-ordinated fashion. Major international collaboration is needed to expand RDD&D investment in all areas of smart grids – but especially in standards, policy, regulation and business model development. These efforts will require the strengthening of existing institutions and activities, as well as the creation of new joint initiatives.

The old definition of a microgrid was usually an electricity source, often a combined heat and power natural gas plant or a reciprocating engine generator, that provided fulltime or backup power for an industrial site, military installation, university, or remote location.

Today’s definition is much broader, incorporating cleaner technologies and more diverse customers, establishing microgrids as a key component of tomorrow’s more resilient, efficient and low-emissions electricity system.

Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the inclusion of a new study to its massive archive of research reports, titled as “Global Microgrid as a Service (MaaS) Market Status, Size and Forecast 2012-2022.” This report provides an in-depth evaluation on the market for Microgrid as a Service (MaaS), elaborating on the prime dynamics influencing the development of this market. These dynamics include the major drivers, opportunities, restraints etc. Geographically, the global market is categorized into EU, United States, China, India, Japan and Southeast Asia.

With an extensive forecast period of 2016 to 2021, the analysts have studied major dynamics for the market, which can be helpful for the established players as well as new entrants in this market. In terms of geography, with constant rising industrial sector, countries such as China, India, Japan and South Korea are gaining extensive market share of the MaaS market.

A grid-connected microgrid can be defined as, a set of distributed energy resources and interconnected loads mainly use to supply power to the main grid or utility grid. Microgrids can operate as stand-alone 'islands' and are able to provide reliable electricity even during bad weather. According to the key findings, from several years, the escalating demand for power, along with an increased need for secure, reliable and emission-free power propels the demand for microgrids. Also, it is projected that the microgrids as a service market are recording healthy growth due to various benefits offered by Microgrids, such as highly reliability, economical & effectual energy power, improvement of renewable energy sources and smart grid integration etc.

These microgrids can be divided into Grid type and Service type.

On the basis of grid type, it covers:

Grid Connected
Remote/Islanded

By service type, it includes:

Monitoring & Control Service
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Engineering & Design Service
Operation & Maintenance Service

On the other hand by applications, the report has segmented the market into Military, Industrial, Government & Education, Utility, Residential & Commercial. The Microgrid as a Service Market is having significant growth in many areas where continuous power is must such as industries, Residential & Commercial, hospitals and universities among others.

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) said last week that global annual revenue from microgrids rose 29 percent between 2015 and last year, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The revenues totaled $6.8 million at the beginning of 2017. The report, which was prepared by Navigant Research, said that the market in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. The sector reached $2.2 billion last year after enjoying a 16 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), between 2015 and 2016.

Today, the microgrid technology only produces 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity (about 1.6 GW). That capacity is expected to double in the next three years, however.

Microgrids not only improve reliability and resilience – keeping the lights on during a widespread disaster that affects the main grid -- but also increase efficiency, better manage electricity supply and demand, and help integrate renewables, creating opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.
But financial and legal hurdles stand in the way of accelerating their deployment.

Each microgrid’s unique combination of power source, customer, geography, and market can be confusing for investors. Microgrids can run on renewables, natural gas-fueled turbines, or emerging sources such as fuel cells or even small modular nuclear reactors. They can power city facilities, city neighborhoods, or communities in remote areas. As we heard during our research, “If you’ve seen one microgrid, you’ve seen one microgrid.”

The legal framework can be confusing, too. Most states lack even a legal definition of a microgrid, and regulatory and legal challenges can differ between and within states. Issues include microgrid developers’ access to reasonably priced backup power and to wholesale power markets to sell excess electricity or other services. Also, franchise rights granted to utilities may limit microgrid developers’ access to customers.

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