Speeding the Energy Transition

Bill Shevlin, CEO of Mavericks Microgrids | The ROI of a Microgrid #92

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The beauty of a microgrid is that it connects with the traditional grid but works autonomously when necessary. This is especially beneficial for critical process facilities that can’t afford a shutdown and growing operations that need a power upgrade.

So, how does a microgrid system leverage multiple renewable energy sources to keep the lights on when the power grid goes down? And what factors do facility owners need to consider before investing in the installation and operation of a microgrid?

Bill Shevlin is CEO of Mavericks Microgrids, a company dedicated to the finance and development of carbon neutral and carbon negative microgrids projects. His team makes use of several diverse renewable energy technologies, including energy storage, solar and PV, CHP, biodigestors, EV chargers and IoT controls.

On this episode of Clean Power Hour, Bill joins Tim to share case studies of Mavericks’ residential real estate and commercial and industrial projects, explaining how a food processing facility, for example, benefits from installing a microgrid.

Bill discusses how his team increases ROI for investors by selling excess capacity back to the grid and describes why virtual net metering and virtual trading of power is the future of electricity.

Listen in to understand how Bill helps growing companies scale up their energy capacity when local utilities can’t and find out how Mavericks Microgrids provides affordable green power for its clients in the US and around the world.

Key Takeaways

How Bill’s career in real estate development and management led him to the energy space
Mavericks Microgrids’ focus on the financing and operations of renewable energy microgrid projects
Examples of Mavericks Microgrids’ residential real estate and commercial + industrial projects
How Bill’s team increases ROI by selling additional capacity back to the grid
How Mavericks Microgrids works with virtual power plant platforms to connect with the grid
Why Bill believes that virtual net metering and virtual trading of power is the future of electricity
A case study of Mavericks Microgrids’ work with a food processing facility
How Bill’s team helps growing companies scale up their energy capacity (when local utilities can’t)
Why Mavericks Microgrids does all its projects via energy service or power purchase agreements
What facility owners need to think about when it comes to installing solar and storage
How Bill’s team makes data available to its customers for ESG reporting
Why regulatory changes are necessary to speed the installation of microgrid projects