Microgrid Labs, Inc. (MGL) was formed by a team of professionals with over 100 years of combined experience covering all aspects of microgrid and energy storage projects, ranging from initial assessment, mathematical modeling, and feasibility studies, to planning, design, and implementation. Our expertise includes — power generation, power distribution, substation design, control systems, and IT. Our professionals come from leaders in the field such as Siemens, AT&T Bell Labs, Southwestern Bell Technologies, etc. MGL provides support through the entire life cycle of a microgrid project – from concept to commissioning. We make sure the project is technically feasible, economically viable, and implemented successfully.
MGL has a successful history of partnering with other domain experts in delivering comprehensive solutions to a diverse group of clients across the US. Having already done several city, municipal and campus level microgrid projects, MGL and its partners have the required expertise, experience and resources to provide these services. Currently, MGL is executing microgrid projects in California, Mississippi, New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, and Ontario (Canada). MGL continues to partner with EPRI and LBNL on several microgrid development projects.
MGL, Inc. is a privately held company. It is a California registered Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
Microgrid Labs (MGL) is involved in a number of microgrid assessment, planning, modeling and design projects. MGL and its partners have the required expertise, experience and resources to provide these services, having done several microgrid projects at city and campus levels. MGL will provide most of these services and will pull in partners depending on need. We will engage Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to address grid issues and power system modeling. We will work closely with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) for microgrid modeling. MGL provides support throughout the lifecycle of a microgrid project, from concept to commissioning and beyond.
MGL has worked with the developers of DER-CAM at LBNL; DER-CAM (Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model) is a techno-economic modeling software for customer DER adoption. Users input market information (fuel prices), system load information (hourly end use loads), and DER technology information (costs, performance data, etc.) and DER-CAM outputs the optimal selection of technologies, e.g. PV, solar thermal or CHP that should be adopted and details how they should be operated based on the specified inputs. Other outputs also include CO2 emissions.
MGL’s team has extensive experience in electrical power systems, power electronics, control systems, SCADA, energy storage systems and microgrids. Its capabilities include: