Peter Asmus, Adam Forni, Laura Vogel, Navigant Consulting
Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report
California, North America, and Global Case Studies
Energy Research and Development Division, Final Project Report
California Energy Commission, August 2018
The California Energy Commission’s Energy Research and Development Division supports energy research and development programs to spur innovation in energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced clean generation, energy-related environmental protection, energy transmission and distribution and transportation.
In 2012, the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) was established by the California Public Utilities Commission to fund public investments in research to create and advance new energy solution, foster regional innovation and bring ideas from the lab to the marketplace. The California Energy Commission and the state’s three largest investor-owned utilities – Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company and Southern California Edison Company – were selected to administer the EPIC funds and advance novel technologies, tools, and strategies that provide benefits to their electric ratepayers.
The Energy Commission is committed to ensuring public participation in its research and development programs that promote greater reliability, lower costs, and increase safety for the California electric ratepayer and include:
• Providing societal benefits.
• Reducing greenhouse gas emission in the electricity sector at the lowest possible cost.
• Supporting California’s loading order to meet energy needs first with energy efficiency
and demand response, next with renewable energy (distributed generation and utility
scale), and finally with clean, conventional electricity supply.
• Supporting low-emission vehicles and transportation.
• Providing economic development.
• Using ratepayer funds efficiently.
Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report is the final report for the Microgrid Support project (Contract Number 300-15-009, Work Authorization Number NAV-15-001) conducted by Navigant Consulting Inc. The information from this project contributes to Energy Research and Development Division’s EPIC Program.
For more information about the Energy Research and Development Division, please visit the Energy Commission’s website at www.energy.ca.gov/research/ or contact the Energy Commission at 916-327-1551.#Microgrids#WhitePaper#California#Navigant#NorthAmerica#UnitedStates