Here we discuss regulatory and policy considerations related to microgrids. A comprehensive regulatory and policy paradigm for microgrids does not currently exist in Hawaii. It is wise to approach policy making from a holistic rather than piecemeal basis.
Today, we talk about some practical things to consider if you are an energy-user contemplating a microgrid. Will a microgrid save you money? Are there other ways to accomplish your objectives? Do you want to run a utility? Can you obtain financing for a microgrid?
In this post we identify the basic components of a microgrid and what each does. Each of the components of a microgrid is commercially available today. Let’s identify those components found in a typical microgrid and discuss each.
Why would anyone want to set up a microgrid? Here we delineate three core value propositions around microgrids: reliability, economics and remote service.
The topic of “microgrids” has come up in Hawaii in numerous forums of late. This is the first in a series of blog entries on microgrids: What is a microgrid?