Webinar: A Six Step Methodology for Developing a Community Microgrid

The Clean Coalition's Greg Thomson presented at this webinar, which took place on October 15, 2015.

Greg Thomson, Programs Director for the Clean Coalition, presented in a webinar the benefits of establishing a Community Microgrid. The one-hour webinar, titled “A Six Step Methodology for Developing a Community Microgrid,” took place on October 15, 2015.

Click here to view this webinar on YouTube.

Distributed energy resources — like local solar, energy storage, and advanced inverters — are transforming our relationship with energy. There is growing demand and interest in generating electricity within the communities where it is used. This presents a unique opportunity for municipalities and electric utilities to secure the economic, energy security, and environmental benefits of clean local energy. The Clean Coalition started its Community Microgrid Initiative to prove the economic and technical feasibility of high penetrations of local renewables. Through this effort, they have established a six-step methodology that any community or utility can use to transition towards a local energy system.

During this one-hour webinar, Mr. Thomson discussed:

  • The Community Microgrid approach and how it differs from traditional microgrids
  • A six-step methodology for utilities or communities to transition to a local energy system explained
  • The benefits of establishing a Community Microgrid
  • Lessons learned from two case studies: the Long Island Community Microgrid Project and the Hunters Point Community Microgrid Project

Watch the webinar here.

Slides are available in PDF and PPT format.

This webinar was cohosted by Municipal Sustainability Forum.