Market Research Report
DER Deployments for Microgrids: Regional Market Forecasts on Capacity and Revenue for Nine DER Technologies
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||954112|
|Published||Content info||61 Pages; 47 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|DER Deployments for Microgrids: Regional Market Forecasts on Capacity and Revenue for Nine DER Technologies|
|Published: August 12, 2020||Content info: 61 Pages; 47 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The driving force behind microgrid deployments is the growth in a wide variety of distributed energy resources (DER). As one of many options to aggregate and optimize DER, the microgrid platform allows for new levels of resilience and reliability. These options are of special value in light of emerging threats to global power grids, extreme weather events, earthquakes, wildfires, and terrorist threats. At the same time, microgrids can help organize mixed asset fleets of DER at the distribution network level. With the right set of controls technologies, this platform can not only offer value streams to site hosts and other microgrid customers but also provide value upstream to the larger grid. It is in this latter function that microgrids overlap with other networking platforms such as virtual power plants (VPPs) and DER management systems.
The availability of government support for microgrids is clearly affected by the design of incentives and subsidies for the gamut of available DER technologies that could be integrated into a microgrid. Support for DER assets will increase the viability of microgrids in any particular region. However, some forms of support can counterintuitively limit future microgrid applications. Furthermore, in some cases, a decline in subsidy support, particularly for renewable generation technologies, can surprisingly create incentives for microgrids.
This Guidehouse Insights report focuses on how each of the following nine DER assets are being deployed across each region of the world: biomass, diesel generation sets (gensets), energy storage, fuel cells, hydropower, microturbines, natural gas gensets, solar PV, and wind. This report provides capacity and revenue forecasts for these technologies from 2020 through 2029.