Microgrids – The Role of Microgrids in the Regulatory Compact
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Microgrids – The Role of Microgrids in the Regulatory Compact

  • Regulatory landscape and impact on microgrids
  • Microgrid variations and business models
  • Microgrids and the question of resilience

Part Three of the Grid Modernization Briefing Series

What’s in the brief?

Microgrids are a technology being considered by many as a way to facilitate the modernization of the grid. But the value drivers for microgrids vary by customer, utility, and regulator and microgrids introduce new questions on the appropriate regulatory model needed to optimize their value. This brief offers best practices and processes to facilitate the integration of microgrids into the macrogrid including regulatory implications. It also explores industry best practices on topics such as microgrid classifications and design considerations, utility and third party roles, microgrid tariff schedules and more.

SEPA Grid Modernization Framework

The SEPA grid modernization framework is an industry wide view of technology, policy, customer, and business model concepts that regulators and utilities should consider as part of grid modernization planning.  Constructed as a four part series, each brief explores SEPA’s lessons learned and recommended approaches around key topics impacting grid modernization. The four part series includes:

Part 1: “Non-Wires Alternatives – Incorporating NWAs into Your Grid Modernization Program

Part 2: “Customer Impact – Keeping Customers at the Center of Grid Modernization

Part 3: “Microgrids – The Role of Microgrids in the Regulatory Compact

Part 4: “Pilot Projects – How to Establish a Successful Grid Modernization Pilot Project Program

Microgrids - The Role of Microgrids in the Regulatory Compact

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