Remote Microgrids Now Make up More than Half of All Microgrids Deployed Globally

The United States leads all countries in terms of microgrid capacity and projects, report finds

A new Tracker report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed phases, covering seven segments across six principal geographies.

As of 4Q 2015, Navigant Research’s ninth edition of its Microgrid Deployment Tracker (Tracker) has identified 1,437 microgrid projects worldwide, representing more than 13 GW of capacity. With significant additions to the database of 83 projects in New York funded by the NY Prize competition, as well as a portfolio of 816 MW near the Arctic Circle in Russia, the latest edition of the Tracker represents a growing microgrid landscape, particularly for the remote segment. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, remote microgrids now make up more than half of all microgrids deployed globally.

“This latest version of the Microgrid Deployment Tracker underscores that microgrids are becoming an increasingly global phenomenon,” says Peter Asmus, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “This update revealed more than 1,300 MW of newly identified capacity and found that more than 100 countries now have microgrid projects deployed.”

While the United States still leads all countries in terms of microgrid capacity and total project numbers, Asia Pacific is assuming more of a market leader role, according to the report. The region is tied with North America in terms of total identified microgrid capacity, with each region representing 42% of the total market.

The report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q15, tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages in six principal geographies. The report covers seven microgrid segments: commercial/industrial, community, utility distribution, institutional/campus, military, remote, and direct current (DC) systems. Specific information is provided on the capacity and project numbers by distributed generation type, energy storage type, top 10 countries, top 10 U.S. states, and top 10 microgrid companies. The Tracker also details the rated capacity, duration, and types of energy storage for each project and breaks out data by world region and microgrid segment. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

Contact: Lindsay Lorenz

+1.303.493.5477

lindsay.lorenz@navigant.com

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q15is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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