Market & Policy Analysis
Microgrid Institute supports business development and policy initiatives with in-depth research and analysis focusing on market factors and policy frameworks. State governments, non-governmental organizations, and world-class corporations have commissioned and supported our research and analysis to support strategic planning and policy implementation.
Microgrid Institute analysts currently are examining regulatory issues facing microgrid development in numerous fast-growing markets in North America. Study report will focus on top regulatory barriers and strategies for overcoming them.
Publication schedule: 1Q2017
Previous Work (Publicly Accessible)
Minnesota CHP Action Plan -
Stakeholder Engagement Process
Maryland Resiliency through Microgrids 'Roadmap'
Microgrid Institute participated in Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's Microgrids through Resiliency Task Force and provided critical inputs on the state's proposed microgrid roadmap.
Minnesota Microgrids: Barriers, Opportunities, and Pathways toward Energy Resilience
Study report considers energy assurance and renewable energy integration, with a policy roadmap to facilitate microgrid development.
Previous Work (Confidential)
State Agency Assessment of District Energy & Microgrids
Confidential Phase 1 research review and regulatory assessment analyzes factors affecting development of microgrids and district energy systems in major U.S. market. Contact us for confidential summary of report findings.
Corporate Study of Microgrid Markets
A major multinational technology company engaged Microgrid Institute to analyze regulatory and legal issues in several key North American jurisdictions.
City & County Government Market Assessment
Several municipal entities in a major metropolitan area engaged Microgrid Institute for a confidential assessment of potential strategic approaches and challenges to community microgrid development.
Private College Microgrid Development Analysis
A small private college engaged Microgrid Institute for strategic advice and regulatory guidance related to a campus microgrid project in collaboration with a municipal agency.
Rethinking Public Power -
Microgrids and District Energy Development
July 21, 2016: Microgrid Institute Director Michael Burr provides an overview of community microgrids for clean-energy stakeholders on the Olympic Peninsula, in Jefferson County, Washington.