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Navigant Research Report Finds Annual Microgrid Implementation Spending by US Department of Defense Expected to Exceed $1 Billion in 2026

Navigant Research Report Finds Annual Microgrid Implementation Spending by US Department of Defense Expected to Exceed $1 Billion in 2026

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Microgrids allow the government to decrease reliance on fossil fuel imports and to improve physical and cyber energy security, report finds.

BOULDER, Colo. — A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for military microgrids deployed by the US Department of Defense (DOD), providing forecasts for capacity and implementation spending, broken out by segment and scenario, through 2026.

As the single largest consumer of petroleum in the world, the DOD is exploring the use of microgrids to decrease its heavy reliance on fossil fuel imports and to improve physical and cyber energy security. At the same time, the DOD can also use microgrids to reduce the $4 billion it spends on energy across its 523 installations and 280,000 buildings. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, annual microgrid implementation spending is expected to reach $453.4 million in 2017 and increase to $1.4 billion in 2026.

“The DOD has played a remarkably consistent role in commercializing new technologies that provide tremendous social benefits within the larger civilian realm of society, including microgrids,” says Peter Asmus, principal research analyst at Navigant Research. “Perhaps the biggest impact the DOD could have on future microgrid growth globally is in the developing world.”

According to the report, remote power systems may be able to offer a new model of grid infrastructure that is particularly relevant as Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands rebuild in the wake of recent hurricanes. The current Trump administration’s emphasis on increasing DOD budgets, as well as simmering tensions with North Korea, could also provide fresh rationales for larger investments in military microgrids, both within the US itself and internationally.

The report, Military Microgrids, analyzes the market for military microgrids deployed by the US DOD in three key segments: stationary bases, forward operating bases (FOBs), and tactical mobile systems. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including drivers, challenges, and business models, associated with military microgrids. Market forecasts for US DOD capacity and implementation spending, broken out by segment and scenario (conservative, base, and aggressive), extend through 2026. The report also examines programs and case studies related to military microgrids, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Military Microgrids, 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.

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