Remote Microgrid Best Practices

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Understanding the types of challenges that may be encountered will help new microgrid customers avoid some of the common pitfalls, which ultimately will save the project time and money. If you’re a potential microgrid customer, who better to learn from than the people who’ve done it before? This webinar features interviews with members of the teams behind remote microgrids in Alaska, Australia and the Bahamas.

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Successfully launching and operating remote microgrids requires planning and foresight, and for those that haven’t done it before, the task can seem daunting. But there are a number of best practices that experienced microgrid installers and operators have learned over the years — sometimes the hard way. It’s important to understand that the challenges along the way may not be the ones that were expected. There may be issues with regulators, technology, getting community buy-in, and, in the case of a remote microgrid, there may be issues getting materials to the site.

Understanding the types of challenges that may be encountered will help new microgrid customers avoid some of the common pitfalls, which ultimately will save the project time and money. If you’re a potential microgrid customer, who better to learn from than the people who’ve done it before?

This webinar features interviews with members of the teams behind remote microgrids in Alaska, Australia and the Bahamas. Darron Scott, president and CEO of Kodiak Electric, will talk about his journey to build a remote and unusual microgrid in Alaska that includes flywheel and hydroelectric technology. Lee Ucich, DER technologies manager for Horizon Power, will share his experiences with microgrids in Australian communities that lack grid connections. Finally, Justin Cunningham, General Manager of Compass Power, will discuss the challenges and learnings from a soon-to-be-launched off-grid microgrid at the Chub Cay Marina in the storm-battered Bahamas.

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • What it takes to have a successful remote microgrid project.
  • The key challenges that need to be overcome.
  • How to go about building a microgrid project.

Microgrid Knowledge would like to thank Cummins for underwriting the research and interviews done associated with this webinar.

The webinar is moderated by Elisa Wood, editor in chief of Microgrid Knowledge and Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge.

Featured speakers include:

Darron Scott, President/CEO, Kodiak Electric Association, Inc. (KEA)

Lee Ucich, DER Technologies Manager, Horizon Power

Justin Cunningham, General Manager, Compass Solutions International Ltd.

This video, recorded in September of 2021, is a part of Microgrid Knowledge’s webinar series featuring industry experts discussing a variety of topics relevant to microgrids. Look for more great premium video content from Microgrid Knowledge, ​​the largest site in the world dedicated to all things microgrid.

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