This is the third training in the four-part series describing how to implement microgrids in the federal sector. It explains the microgrid planning process. Microgrids are complex systems that integrate with a site's existing infrastructure. Planning a microgrid includes understanding the site's power reliability, identifying procurement options and funding sources, codes standards and regulatory requirements, and operation and maintenance of the microgrid.
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Introduction to Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Scoping of Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Planning for Microgrid Implementation
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Microgrid Conceptual Design
Chuck Kurnik, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Chuck Kurnik has broad engineering experience in energy; remote power, communications, and instrumentation; and manufacturing. He manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's support of microgrid implementation at three U.S. Marine Corps bases. He also manages the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Uniform Methods Project and DOE's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. In addition, he served as the site operations manager for DOE's Solar Decathlon.
Bharat Solanki, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Bharat has nine years of experience working in microgrid research and deployment. He has worked on several microgrid projects from the concept level to complete operating microgrid systems. He was previously a microgrid technical lead for Siemens Canada.
Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:
- Collect history of power outages and future threats;
- Identify procurement options;
- Identify project funding sources;
- Identify codes, standards, and regulatory requirements (permitting); and
- Determine microgrid O&M needs.