Industry research group, Navigant, has tracked over 480 microgrid projects worldwide which are collectively capable of around 3,800 MW capacity.

Many new microgrid projects are still under the radar, and many local projects originate organically, without official designations or titles, making them difficult to track.

"New vendors are continually entering this market and previously unpublicized projects keep coming to the fore, such as 27 projects planned or proposed in the state of Connecticut alone," said Peter Asmus, principal research analyst with Navigant Research.  "The outlines of a growing and vibrant microgrid movement are emerging."

In addition to North America representing a majority of microgrid capacity - 2,505 out of 3,800 MW - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is recognized as operating the largest microgrid in the US.

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