The Value of Energy Resiliency and the Role of Microgrids
At Microgrid 2017 in Boston, Michael Bakas, executive vice president at Ameresco, explained why microgrids can be the answer for companies that value energy resiliency.
Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge, asked Bakas if microgrids will one day achieve the market share and importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
“Without question,” Bakas responded — if customers can assign a value to energy resiliency.
Microgrids integrate renewable and non-renewable technology. “So ultimately, you are going to find ways to integrate the intermittent resources with base load generation to create resiliency,” he said.
What value should businesses put on energy resiliency? Bakas explained it depends on who you are and what you provide.
“Mission critical facilities value resiliency to some extent more than others,” Bakas said.