More Than 160 Microgrid Projects are Currently Active Around the World
“Up to this point, the majority of microgrids have been pilot projects and/or research-related experiments,” says senior analyst Peter Asmus. “This will not be the case for long, however. The year 2010 signaled a shift as some of the first commercial-scale microgrid projects reached significant milestones. With the expected adoption of the IEEE islanding standards in 2011, the shift from pilot validation projects to fully commercial projects will only accelerate.” Asmus adds that North America remains the leading region for microgrid deployments, representing 69 percent of total installed capacity.