The Expanding Business of Nanogrids

Making Sense of the Emerging Distributed Energy Model

While microgrids are multiplying rapidly, substantial deployments of nanogrids – defined as systems of 100 kilowatts (kW) for grid-tied systems and 5 kW for remote systems not interconnected with a utility grid – already exist.  Nanogrids offer flexible, modular building blocks for energy services that support applications ranging from emergency power for commercial buildings to the provision of basic electricity services for people living in extreme poverty.  And they are already a booming business, projected to reach nearly $60 billion in annual vendor revenue by 2023.

Featuring principal research analyst Peter Asmus, along with Sharmila Ravula, director of business development at Bosch, this webinar spotlights how nanogrids fit into the emerging business models surrounding distributed energy resources, and why this segment of the smart grid is gaining traction in both industrialized and developing regions of the world.  The webinar defines and sizes both grid-tied and remote nanogrid markets, contrasting these platforms with microgrids and virtual power plants.

Key Topics:
  • The definition of a nanogrid
  • Key trends supporting nanogrids today
  • Key features of nanogrids compared to microgrids
  • How nanogrids complement microgrids
  • How nanogrids compete with microgrids
  • The regions of the world that offer the best markets for nanogrids
  • Nanogrid applications that have gained the best market traction to date?
  • How are nanogrids, microgrids and virtual power plants linked together in the smart grid landscape?
What does this webinar answer?
  • How does Navigant Research define a nanogrid?
  • What are the primary and fastest-growing nanogrid applications?
  • What is the scale of vendor opportunity within the nanogrid market, compared to microgrids and virtual power plants?
  • Why do the majority of nanogrids run on direct current?
  • What is the largest nanogrid segment today?
  • Who are some of the most innovative players in the nanogrid space?
Who needs to attend?
  • Utilities
  • Smart grid vendors
  • Energy storage firms
  • Microgrid companies
  • Large technology companies
  • Universities/hospitals/other campus institutions
  • Providers of DC equipment and solutions
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Webinar Details


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


2:00 pm EDT

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Speaker Details

Peter Asmus

Principal Research Analyst

Navigant Research

Sharmila Ravula

Director, Business Development


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