Microgrids today are more flexible and scalable than ever before. As utilities chart a new course to address the transformation of the energy systems globally, microgrids provide a tool to achieve multiple and fundamental goals, raising the possibility of emerging as a new customer service to help them meet four fundamental pillars guiding the utility of the future:
- Public Safety
- Renewable Energy Integration
This white paper by Guidehouse Insights includes case studies for behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter microgrid projects led by Portland General Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric, discusses the expanding role for utility microgrids, and demonstrates why microgrids are a critical tool for broader DER integration.