Home Energy Management Market: No Longer Sputtering

A new report by Navigant Research found that the home energy market, after years of sputtering, is finally moving along nicely. It's not exactly a tidal wave, but it's progress, said Neil Struther, principal research analyst for Navigant. In fact, global revenue from HEM products and services is expected to grow from $846 million annually in 2013 … [Read more...]

The Speed of Microgrid Market Growth, CHP and District Energy

Our latest Think Microgrid excerpt looks at microgrid market growth, as well as the numbers for companion technologies, combined heat & power and district energy. Continue reading or download the full report, The Energy Efficient Microgrid Microgrid Market Growth Forecasts call for dramatic growth ahead for microgrids, particularly in North … [Read more...]

Microgrid Growth: How Far, How Fast Since Superstorm Sandy?

When massive storms hit, we get religion. Superstorm Sandy was that kind of storm. States along the US East Coast emerged from the wreckage two years ago this week with a new devotion to creating a more resilient electric system. Where the central grid failed, microgrids kept the lights on. So government leaders, businesses, and even some … [Read more...]

Demand Response World Forum Oct. 13-15 Looks at DR's Role in Grid Modernization

Energy professionals from around the world will gather for the Demand Response World Forum 2014 in Costa Mesa, California, October 13-15 .  The international event will explore the latest automated demand response (ADR) technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Over 40 speakers will join technology … [Read more...]

Distributed Generation Leads Microgrid Investment Opportunities

Without some form of distributed generation (DG), the vast majority of microgrids would not exist.  So, it should come as no surprise that such assets represent the single most lucrative microgrid enabling technologies (MET) segment today. A prime mover technology for microgrids is diesel generators, which are widely deployed as back-up … [Read more...]

Asia Pacific Microgrid Investments to Total $30.8B from 2014-2023: Navigant Research

Asia Pacific microgrid investments will total  $30.8 billion from 2014 to 2023, as demand for electrification and renewables grows in the region, according to a second quarter 2014 study by Navigant Research. The report,  "Microgrids in Asia Pacific," forecasts microgrid capacity growing from 37 MW in 2013 to 597.3 MW in 2023, when annual market … [Read more...]

Schneider and Siemens Lead the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Market

Schneider Electric and Siemens lead the building energy management systems (BEMS) market, according to a recent report by Navigant Research. More than 400 companies now provide the energy management software for buildings, according to the report. Competition is fierce, says Navigant, and companies in the $2.4 billion market range from industry … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric and Green Energy Corp Team Up for Microgrid Expansion

The formation of a new duo – energy management giant  and software innovator Green Energy Corp – signals the growing market for microgrids in North America. The two are partnering to offer what they are describing as a  complete microgrid solution, from design, through development, construction, operation and ownership. “A key element of our … [Read more...]

The Microgrid Market: How Big, How Soon?

The microgrid market is clearly on the rise. What is the potential? How quickly will it develop? And what economic factors will drive or hamper it? North America, especially the United States, is the center of a microgrid market that Navigant Research expects to reach $40 billion annually by 2020, up from $10 billion in 2013. Capacity will grow … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Navigant Research, Philips, Eaton, Greensmith

This week in energy efficiency news… Eaton launched its Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution System, a microgrid management solution engineered to enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety of military forward operating bases. The new system can transform independently operating generators into a demand-managed microgid. This can reduce … [Read more...]