Navigant Research Identifies 1,869 Microgrid Projects, Representing Nearly 21 GW of Capacity

Latest edition of Navigant Research’s Microgrid Deployment Tracker now includes microgrid projects that are on hold

Jan 31, 2018

A new report from Navigant Research presents data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages across six geographies and seven microgrid segments.

Since 2Q 2017, tracked microgrid capacity has experienced a boost, particularly in the Middle East & Africa region as a result of the 2.2 GW Saudi Aramco project in Shaybah, Saudi Arabia. While this project boosted capacity in the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment, remote projects continued to lead all microgrid segments in terms of both capacity and number of projects. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, as of 4Q 2017, 1,869 global project entries have been identified, representing 20.7 GW of operating, under development, and proposed microgrid capacity and 60 new projects.

“While Asia Pacific and North America still account for almost three-quarters of all microgrid capacity in the Tracker, the major shift in this update is the Middle East & Africa jumping to third place among all regions with more than 3 GW of total capacity,” says Adam Wilson, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Europe showed an unusual drop in capacity in this update, with a total of 1.8 GW, due to a number of project updates where totals were adjusted downward to correctly represent their current status.”

New in this edition of the Tracker is the classification of projects that are on hold. There are 32 such projects identified, and this capacity was not counted toward any capacity totals. However, these projects will remain in the database in case they become operational.

The report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q17, tracks data on known grid-tied and remote microgrid projects in the proposal, planning, and deployed stages in six geographies. The report covers seven microgrid segments: C&I, community, utility distribution, institutional/campus, military, remote, and direct current (DC) systems. Information is provided on capacity and project numbers by distributed generation type, operational and under development/proposed status, top 10 countries, and top 10 US states. The Tracker also segments projects currently known to be on hold, as well as operational, under development, and proposed. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

Contact: Lindsay Funicello-Paul


* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Microgrid Deployment Tracker 4Q17, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.