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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
December 06, 2017

A confluence of macrotrends is fueling a rise in microgrids. 

Wildfires in California. Hurricanes in the Caribbean. Massive flooding in the Southeast and Texas. This is the new normal. And it's putting the concept of resilience front and center.

Microgrids, which are one pillar of a resilient power sector, are increasing in number as a result.

A new report from GTM Research shows that microgrid projects increased by 76 percent this year. Capacity decreased year-over-year from 2016 (there were more small commercial microgrids), but the...