Microgrids keep critical infrastructure operational during utility grid outages or be used to reliably supply power in remote areas where no grid is available. A microgrid is an interconnected system of distributed energy resources and electrical loads that can operate complete independently of the utility electrical grid when necessary. The microgrid generation components - solar photovoltaic, fuel cells, battery energy storage, or traditional generating sources - can also reduce energy costs by reducing the amount of purchased electricity, lowering peak demand charges, enabling energy arbitrage, and providing ancillary grid services.
Sage Energy Consulting provides a full suite of microgrid services to ensure that energy assets are optimized for both grid-connected and islanded operation.
Microgrid system modeling and simulation from minor grid disturbances to long-term grid outages, including:
Energy conservation and load reduction
Onsite energy generation
Onsite energy storage
Microgrid control platform
Utility tariff modeling
Advanced lifetime project financial performance modeling
Calculating the economic value of resilience for your business or service.
Optimization of microgrid assets to achieve resiliency goals while keeping costs and maintenance to a minimum.
Overseeing all aspects of microgrid projects:
Feasibility and financial modeling
Competitive procurement with microgrid-specific requirements and criteria
Proposal analysis and vendor selection
Utility interconnection support
Owner’s engineer – design review
Technical construction management
Commissioning verification and oversight
Performance Management during operation