Designing Microgrid-as-a-Service Agreements Requires State of the Art Design Methods

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Introducing the MaaS business model into what is already a complex system requires more than simple spreadsheet calculations. You need to use comprehensive mathematical optimization techniques to model energy systems, while also considering optimized dispatch results, to capture the most accurate simulations.

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Microgrid-as-a-service (MaaS) agreements provide end users with lower energy costs and improved resilience. But introducing the MaaS business model into what is already a complex system requires more than simple spreadsheet calculations. You need to use comprehensive mathematical optimization techniques to evaluate the microgrid’s multiple energy sources and power distribution systems, its unique technology and operational elements, and its different types value streams.

A new white paper from Xendee outlines the benefits of using state of the art design methods when designing MaaS agreements. One benefit is the ability to quickly and reliably adapt to future needs, such as increased energy demands, to offset rising energy costs. Another benefit of utilizing these mathematical optimization techniques is that you can ensure that the most optimal design also considers your project financing — while you’re designing the system, not afterward.

The white paper includes a number of charts to illustrate how a holistic view can benefit both parties involved in a microgrid-as-a-service agreement.

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