Valuing Resilience in Solar+Storage Microgrids: A New Critical Load Tiering Approach – Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 10am PT
Executive Director Craig Lewis presented at this one-hour webinar, which took place 11 August 2020.
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Executive Director Craig Lewis presented on our value-of-resilience (VOR123) methodology for the Clean Energy Group’s webinar, “Valuing Resilience in Solar+Storage Microgrids: A New Critical Load Tiering Approach,” which took place on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 10-11am Pacific Time.
Finding an appropriate way to determine the value of resilience — keeping the lights on, essential loads powered, and critical services up and running — has been a common struggle for microgrid projects, particularly projects providing difficult-to-quantify community services. Based on real-world experience with the design and implementation of solar+storage microgrids, the Clean Coalition has developed a standardized and straightforward methodology for valuing resilience.
The VOR123 approach applies to any type of facility and begins with tiering loads into three categories: Tier 1 (critical), Tier 2 (priority), and Tier 3 (discretionary). In this webinar, Mr. Lewis covered the VOR123 methodology and provided specific solar+storage microgrid examples. The webinar included the following topics:
- Tiering loads
- Valuing resilience
- Managing energy storage for resilience and economic optimization
- Managing loads via state-of-the-art load management solutions
- Evaluating solar+storage microgrid economics
Clean Energy Group Vice President and Project Director Seth Mullendore hosted this event.