U.S. Microgrids 2017: Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast
Market Drivers, Analysis and Forecast
Following three successive hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern United States in 2017, stories emerged of microgrids enabling buildings to keep their power on. Many of these were basic microgrids. Basic microgrids – differentiated from advanced microgrid systems because they have only one distributed energy resource (DER) technology, usually a gas or diesel generator – make up the majority of the microgrid market in Florida and Texas.
This year, GTM Research expanded its data collection effort and microgrid definition to capture a wider group of resilient distributed energy systems. GTM Research now tracks over 1,900 basic and advanced, operational and planned microgrids. (The data is part of the GTM Research Grid Edge Data Hub, available to premium Grid Edge subscribers).
The report provides data and analysis of multiple dimensions of the market landscape, such as fuel supply, ownership and end user type, and location. It also includes a forecast of installed capacity to 2022.