Navigant Research Identifies 2,258 Microgrid Projects, Representing Nearly 20 GW of Capacity

In terms of customer segmentation, remote microgrids represent nearly 40% of all capacity

A new report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the planned, developing, and deployed stages across six geographies and seven microgrid segments.


Since 2Q 2018, Navigant Research has identified more than 240 additional microgrid projects, representing over 1,239 MW. Click to tweet: As of 4Q 2018, globally, @NavigantRSRCH has identified 2,258 microgrid projects representing 19,575.0 MW of planned and installed power capacity.

"The 15th edition of the Microgrid Deployment Tracker shows North America is the leading microgrid market in terms of total capacity, followed by Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa," says Johnathon de Villier, research analyst with Navigant Research. "It also reveals that solar PV and energy storage feature prominently in modern microgrid systems, particularly as rural electrification and energy access programs fuel growth in the remote segment."

According to the report, remote microgrids represent nearly 40% of all microgrid capacity globally with a total of 7,604.4 MW. The next largest customer segments by capacity are commercial/industrial (C/I) and utility distribution, with 5,542.9 MW and 2,307.9 MW, respectively. The remote segment also leads the market in terms of new capacity additions in this edition of the Tracker, with 67 new entries representing 415.4 MW.

The report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q18, tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages across six regions worldwide. It covers seven market segments: commercial/industrial, community, utility distribution, institutional/campus, military, remote, and direct current. Specific project-level data is provided on total, installed, and planned capacities, generation technology mix, and the 10 US states leading the domestic microgrid market. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of clean, intelligent, mobile, and distributed energy. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant's professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant's practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

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