Microgrid Overview

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.

Microgrid 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

    • Contract negotiation

    • Utility interconnection support

    • Owner’s engineer – design review

    • Technical construction management

    • Commissioning verification and oversight

    • Performance Management during operation