Microgrid Capacity Will Triple
Navigant Research: Total Remote Microgrid Capacity Will More than Triple by 2020
Remote microgrids target niche markets, such as mines and other commodity extraction facilities not connected to an existing grid, physical islands, rural villages in the developing world, and mobile and tactical applications for military agencies. While these remote power systems number in the thousands, many are still powered by diesel generation. Today, an increasing number of remote microgrids showcase smart and much cleaner combustion technologies capable of reducing diesel consumption by as much as one-third, even without any renewable generation. According to a recent report from Navigant Research, the total worldwide capacity of remote microgrids will grow from 286 megawatts (MW) in 2013 to nearly 980 MW in 2020.