Microgrids-as-a-Service: Making Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Energy a Reality

By District Energy posted 08-14-2017 11:10


Philip Barton, Microgrid Knowledge


In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Philip Barton, director, Microgrid Competency Center, Schneider Electric, explains how Microgrids-as-a-Service (MaaS) can help pave the way for more resilient and efficient energy sources. 

Total energy production in the United States increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2016 per the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA). During the same period, electricity generation from wind, solar and other distributed energy resources (DER) also grew, ushering in a “New Energy Landscape.”  A significant amount of this growth is behind the meter, meaning behind the meter resources including cogeneration now make up about 10 percent of the U.S. grid!

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