Power consumers around the globe have a heightened need for power supply that is resilient, reliable, affordable, and releases less greenhouse emissions. Microgrids play a pivotal role in this goal, as well as provide comprehensive control over diverse power sources and energy costs, green energy, and peace of mind. In addition, microgrids prioritize power needs so that in the event of a power outage, the microgrid will provide uninterrupted power for critical business functions.
High Return on Investment (ROI)
Developing a microgrid or converting an existing facility into a microgrid from the ground up can be expensive. However, investing in a microgrid can be worth the expense when associated benefits are taken into consideration. Investors are able to prevent financial impact of power outages, utilize DERs to provide cheap, renewable energy and limit expensive power sources, and ensuring reliable and resilient power at all times.
Uninterruptible Power Supply during Blackouts
Microgrids allow consumers to be more resilient during blackouts caused by severe weather events such as snow and ice storms or hurricanes. They are capable of supplying power quickly and efficiently even when the rest of the electrical grid is out.
Reduced Environmental Footprint
One of the reasons why Commercial and Industrial (C&I) power consumers, owners and operators of facilities are implementing microgrids is the emergence of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as solar, wind, and geothermal power. Microgrids are able to combine power from different sources and scale down power produced from fossil fuels. Local sources such as biomass plants, fuel cells, solar and wind power can lead to a reduction in carbon emissions.
Many consumers are setting up clean energy goals in an effort to negate the impact of power generation on the environment. As discussed above, the different green power generation technologies that microgrids employ enable them to promote clean energy. Microgrids use advanced controls software to seamlessly balance the renewable energy outputs with conventional generation assets to provide green energy.
Yes, Building a Microgrid is Worth It
Numerous entities, whether private, municipal, or community-based, are considering developing microgrids to provide power that is resilient, reliable, affordable, and green.
Interested in building a new microgrid, but still not sure if it’s worth it? USA Microgrids offers feasibility studies to determine the viability of a microgrid project. With this service, USA Microgrids can help interested parties save time, money, and effort before investing in more detailed engineering studies. This initial effort prepares the microgrid development effort for success.
Interested in learning more about USA MG’s feasibility study? Please contact Info@USAMicrogrids.net.