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Microgrid-as-a-Service (MaaS) to accelerate your energy decarbonisation and kill inefficiencies

Microgrids boost electric reliability, lower costs, increase efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation in energy supply. MaaS is a shared ownership concept where the supplier assumes operation and financial risks, while businesses reap the benefits

Microgrid-as-a-Service (MaaS) to accelerate your energy decarbonisation and kill inefficiencies

How can the innovative service of Microgrid-as-a-Service (MaaS) amplify your decarbonisation strategy and kill inefficiency? Let's have a look.

A microgrid is a self-sufficient energy system capable of functioning autonomously, connecting energy generation and consumption assets, as the mean of optimisation. AI is increasingly used to forecast energy supply and demand variations across systems, and helps manage complex energy structures, including variations in renewable power generation and rapidly changing energy prices.

The influx of renewable assets and the push for electrification and decarbonisation accelerate the growth of the microgrids' market, recording a 10% CAGR (10%) between 2020 and 2025.

Who needs microgrids:
Predominantly, hospitals, police, fire stations, cell towers, (pumping) city water and wastewater pumps during emergencies. Basically, activities where power loss is unacceptable. A range of businesses and institutions also implement microgrids to boost electric reliability, lower costs, increase efficiency (cutting electricity transmission losses, and accelerate decarbonisation in energy supply.

Example:
University campuses are well-suited for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) microgrids because of high heat, steam, and hot water demand. CHP plants utilise heat as an electricity generation byproduct. The microgrid's role is system optimisation to reduce inefficiencies and cut costs.

Microgrid-as-a-Service:
Subscription business model extends to energy asset financing. The new payment model simplifies microgrid development and ownership for organisations. The supplier assumes the operational and financial risk, while businesses reap the benefits.

Leading microgrid-as-a-service providers are: Schneider Electric, Engie, Siemens, Eaton, General Electric, ABB, inter alia.

My Recommendation: It is worth reviewing whether there is a business case behind microgrid integration in order to kill inefficiencies and utilise flexibility of energy assets.



Sources and an opportunity to find out more:
- Blog, What are microgrids: https://lnkd.in/dBkzxSdA
- Schneider Electric, AI application: https://lnkd.in/dKEUWriN
- MicrgoGrid knowledge: https://lnkd.in/dh5rEKGS

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