Spurring Development: The Case for a Microgrid Portfolio Standard
Recorded on Wednesday, August 31, 2016:
1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US Time
The microgrid development industry, like renewables and energy storage in past years, is in a state of “opportunistic development,” where a certain, location-specific set of circumstances can make a microgrid project financially viable. The industry is facing a similar set of challenges, namely that the broad range of grid benefits – including the growing idea of the “value of D” – do not accrue to the party making the capital investment. In renewable development RPS requirements and tax incentives jumpstarted the industry, and similar incentives are encouraging storage development. The microgrid industry would see a similar increase in activity and technology development with the implementation of a Microgrid Portfolio Standard (MPS).
This webinar will examine the economic impact of an MPS with similar overall cost as previous RPS expenditures, in light of existing feasibility study data made public through NYSERDA’s NY Prize initiative.
Senior Associate, Commercial Energy, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON
Senior Manager, Utilities Management, AMTRAK
Dirk van Ouwerkerk
Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Installations, Environment, and Energy,
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE