Designing the Ideal Microgrid Program to Accelerate Global Deployment
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 20 Pages; 4 Tables, Charts & Figures
|世界的な展開を加速させるための理想的なマイクログリッドプログラムの設計 Designing the Ideal Microgrid Program to Accelerate Global Deployment|
|出版日: 2018年09月27日||ページ情報: 英文 20 Pages; 4 Tables, Charts & Figures||
Government support for microgrids has consisted of fragmented collections of regulations, standards, and public policies. States and territories have enacted new laws and specific programs designed to bolster grid resilience through microgrids due to extreme weather events hitting the US since 2011. What can the global market learn from these public policy experiments? How do they compare in approach, and more importantly, which have been the most successful to date?
Government support can take many forms. For example, incentives such as tax credits, low interest loans, or other forms of financial assistance for enabling technologies-such as solar PV systems-help facilitate microgrid developments but are ubiquitous. They are not specifically focused on the integration of these assets into microgrids. This report focuses on programs targeting microgrids, along with mandates and targets. It covers Puerto Rico, a US territory that perhaps offers the most comprehensive regional microgrid plan. The US is the world's most active market in terms of government support for microgrids interconnected to traditional grid infrastructure. Lessons learned from these programs carry repercussions for the global microgrid market.
This Navigant Research report details the history, status, and success of specific US state programs in the hopes that policymakers can learn from what has worked-and what has not. The states (and territory) covered include: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Puerto Rico. The report outlines a flexible and nimble strategy for the long-term success of microgrids through a diminished reliance upon direct government support. It also provides five recommendations for future microgrid government support as well as advice for key market participants such as private sector vendors, utilities, and government regulators.