Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q16

Commercial and Industrial, Community, Utility Distribution, Institutional/Campus, Military, Remote, and DC Microgrids: Projects by Region, Segment, and Top 10 Countries and States

Navigant Research’s Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q16 is the 11th edition of its microgrid database that is updated semiannually. This edition of the Tracker shows North America strengthening its claim as the leading region worldwide in global operational microgrid capacity with a 54% market share. North America and Asia Pacific account for 95% of the new project capacity, with utility distribution microgrids again leading all segments. The United States leads all countries in terms of both capacity and total number of projects.

As of 4Q 2016, Navigant Research has identified 1,681 project entries, representing 16,552.8 MW of operating, under development, and proposed microgrid capacity and 126 new projects. The three most noteworthy additions were the 100 MW energy storage project in Andhra Pradesh India; 83 MW of solar PV and energy storage in Imperial Valley, California; and an 80 MW remote project in Newcastle Australia that includes diesel as well as solar PV and energy storage. Solar PV capacity grew past 2 GW in this update, adding 203.4 MW of capacity. Diesel capacity remains the leading generation technology in terms of total capacity, though its lead is shrinking. While North America leads the way for operational microgrid capacity, Asia Pacific leads the market for under development and proposed capacity due to the China program expected to come online by 2020.

This Navigant Research report tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages in six geographies. The report covers seven microgrid segments: commercial and 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, operational and under development/proposed capacity, top 10 countries, and top 10 US states. This Tracker also segments projects currently known to be on hold.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Which microgrid segments boast the largest identified online capacity?
  • Which regions of the world claim the largest microgrid portfolios across all market segments?
  • What microgrid segments and regions represent the largest share of new capacity?
  • What segments and regions represent the largest share of operational capacity?
  • What segments and regions make up the largest percentage of under development/proposed capacity?
  • What is the most common form of distributed generation deployed in microgrids?
  • What percentage of projects are operational, under development, proposed, and on hold?
  • Which of the over 100 countries deploying microgrids have the largest microgrid capacity?
  • Which of the over 40 US states deploying microgrids have the largest microgrid capacity?
Who needs this report?
  • Microgrid systems integrators
  • Microgrid developers
  • Utilities
  • Transmission system operators
  • Energy storage vendors
  • Smart grid software vendors
  • Solar PV companies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Global Microgrid Deployments Maintaining Momentum

1.2   Update Highlights

2. Market Issues  

2.1   Methodology Overview

2.2   Segmentation Descriptions

2.3   Important Caveats Regarding Project Inclusions/Exclusions

2.4   4Q 2016 Update Highlights

2.5   Microgrid Project Status Update

2.5.1   Operational Project Capacity by Region

2.5.2   Under Development and Proposed Project Capacity by Region

2.5.3   Operational Project Capacity by Segment

2.5.4   Under Development and Proposed Project Capacity by Segment

2.5.5   Microgrid Capacity Market Share by Project Status

2.6   Microgrid Generation Technology

2.7   Top 10 Countries and States

3.   Acronym and Abbreviation List
4.   Table of Contents
5.   Table of Charts and Figures
6.   Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity Market Share by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Power Capacity Market Share by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Power Capacity Market Share by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity Market Share by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Operational Microgrid Capacity Market Share by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Planned/Proposed Microgrid Capacity Market Share by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Operational Microgrid Capacity Market Share by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Planned/Proposed Microgrid Capacity Market Share by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Power Capacity Market Share by Project Status, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Known Microgrid Power Capacity by Technology, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 Countries by Total Microgrid Power Capacity, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 Countries by Total Microgrid Projects, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 States by Total Microgrid Power Capacity, United States: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 States by Total Microgrid Projects, United States: 4Q 2016

List of Tables

  • Microgrid Projects, North America: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Europe: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Asia Pacific: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Latin America: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Middle East & Africa: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Antarctica: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Commercial/Industrial Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Community Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Utility Distribution Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Institutional/Campus Environment Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Military Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Remote Systems Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, Direct Current Segment: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Projects, All Regions, All Segments: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2Q 2016 and 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Projects by Region, World Markets: 2Q 2016 and 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity by Segment, World Markets: 2Q 2016 and 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Projects by Segment, World Markets: 2Q 2016 and 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Projects by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Power Capacity by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • New Microgrid Projects by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Operational Microgrid Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Planned/Proposed Microgrid Power Capacity by Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Operational Microgrid Power Capacity by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Planned/Proposed Microgrid Power Capacity by Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Microgrid Power Capacity by Project Status, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity by Technology and Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Power Capacity by Technology and Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Projects by Technology and Region, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Total Microgrid Projects by Technology and Segment, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 Countries by Total Microgrid Power Capacity and Projects, World Markets: 4Q 2016
  • Top 10 States by Total Microgrid Power Capacity and Projects, United States: 4Q 2016

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