Who We Are
Microgrid Institute formed in 2013 to support development of microgrids and distributed energy assets. We serve in such roles as prime contractor, project manager, facilitator, and grant writer. We are vendor- and partner-agnostic, and we work with foremost experts in their fields, including technology leaders, legal and policy analysts, financial professionals, and researchers at leading institutions.
Microgrid Institute professionals bring decades of experience in the utility, independent power, industrial cogeneration, and distributed energy industries.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Microgrid Institute is an equal opportunity contractor. We actively seek to include and serve the needs of diverse and underrepresented populations and individuals in our work, and we apply best practices in ensuring equity and fairness in all management and contracting processes.
Microgrid Institute provides expertise and resources to support sustainable and resilient local energy development. We help communities and commercial energy users to design, develop, and deploy the innovative and competitive onsite energy systems they need to achieve their goals.
What We Do
We provide a range of services, such as:
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center selected a Microgrid Institute team to lead community microgrid feasibility assessments for projects in Eversource and National Grid service territories.
Microgrid Institute led community renewable energy project initiatives and microgrid feasibility studies with grants from the New York Energy Research and Development Authority in partnership with Hitachi Consulting, Green Energy Corp, and TEMix Inc.
System Design, Development, and Procurement
Microgrid Institute partners with Prosper Sustainably to provide microgrid project design, grant writing, and procurement support services for multiple Native American tribes seeking sustainable and resilient energy systems and services.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources engaged a Microgrid Institute team including EVS Inc. and the University of St. Thomas to design and engineer off-grid hybrid solar+LP microgrids for a pair of remote sites in northern Minnesota.
With a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Microgrid Institute led a multidisciplinary team including Schneider Electric, NC State University, Green Energy Corp., and PEPCO Holdings to design and test a community microgrid system to serve the Town Center area of Olney, Maryland.
Research, Analysis, and Business Development
Microgrid Institute performed an assessment of regulatory and legal issues affecting microgrid development in several North American markets for a major multinational technology company.
Microgrid Institute supported a major U.S. defense contractor in assessing market potential and developing a go-to-market strategy for its microgrid service offering.
Microgrid Institute led a combined heat and power (CHP) stakeholder engagement process for the Minnesota Department of Commerce as part of the State's CHP Action Plan process.
Microgrid Institute performed a regulatory assessment and literature survey for a multidisciplinary study of microgrid and district energy potential for the District of Columbia Department of Energy and the Environment.
Microgrid Institute led a multidisciplinary study of microgrid market potential and barriers to development for the Minnesota Department of Commerce.