Developing microgrids for resilience and decarbonization
Understanding how effective microgrids and distributed generation benefit places like industrial facilities, office buildings, hospitals, municipalities, shopping centers, hotels and university campuses.
Today, regional electric grids are facing growing threats from increasingly severe weather events that make disruptions more likely than ever before. At the same organizations are looking to implement strategies to decarbonize and establish reliable sources of renewable energy.
Relying solely on the grid can leave critical facilities vulnerable to power disruptions over which you may have no control. Whether you manage industrial manufacturing, commercial real estate, hospitals, shopping centers, hotels or university campuses, ensuring resilience against power disruptions is vital.
Energy independence and resilience
Microgrids provide you energy independence and resiliency, while often also achieving additional energy efficiency and producing surplus energy for sale back to your regional electric grid for profit. Depending on the demands of your facility, your solutions can include a range of technologies and applications.
Our team has been involved in several microgrid projects for campuses and critical facilities across North America. As a vendor and technology neutral partner, our focus is to help you meet your financial, resiliency, and sustainability goals. We develop distributed generation and microgrid projects featuring a range of technologies and sources of renewable energy including cogeneration / combined heat & power (CHP) systems, anaerobic digesters, solar PV, battery storage, and other distributed energy resources (DER).
Client Case Studies
Our comprehensive solutions provide resilience and reliability benefits for New York’s Hudson Yards cultural center. [View case study]
Premiere US Hospital
A microgrid reliably provides this world-class academic hospital campus with all its power needs. [View the case study]
Best Practices on Urban Microgrid Implementation
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Draw on our proven track record with microgrids
You can draw on our proven track record and expertise leading projects from business concept all the way through design, construction, commissioning, startup and long-term operations & maintenance with performance guarantees.
- Distributed Generation and Microgrid Feasibility
- Conceptual & Schematic Design
- Construction Administration
- Commissioning & Startup
- Metering Evaluation, Integration, & Monitoring
- Operations & Maintenance
- Microgrids as a Service and Power Purchase Agreements
Deploying microgrids to improve operations
Data centers and hospitals
If you manage data centers, you understand they are the backbone of countless services to our society and economy. A blackout or power disruption could mean mission-critical services going down or crucial data being lost. For hospitals and care centers, a power disruption could quite literally risk life or death for patients under care. A microgrid with combined heat and power can provide electricity, heat, hot water, sterilization and humidification. By deploying one to power your facility, you are adding a strong layer of resilience between your operations and the regional power grid. Additionally, surplus energy can be sold back to the grid for a profit.
For university campuses, you may have a resident population living in your facilities relying on you for basic necessities like food, water, power and sanitation. You likely have research labs working on critical solutions. A microgrid can help prevent disruptions in power for each one of these areas, and once again, surplus energy can be sold back to the grid for a profit.
Commercial facilities and industrial manufacturing
Commercial real estate (office buildings, shopping centers, hotels) and industrial manufacturing facilities are under constant pressure to maintain output, improve efficiency and maximize revenue. Even a small amount of down-time could mean millions of dollars worth of lost profit. The resilience of a microgrid reduces this risk immensely, and third-party management allows you to focus on maximizing the performance of your core business while also improving efficiency and sustainability. And as with all the previous cases, surplus energy can be sold back to the grid for a profit.
Contact a representative to learn how Veolia can help apply our expertise to your microgrid needs.