In order to seamlessly integrate clean electricity generation in smaller geographic areas, Progression employs microgrids that connect to larger power grids and can also disconnect and run on their own if the main power grid fails. Microgrids can also serve locations that cannot support the infrastructure of a main grid and are often a viable option for remote communities. There is increasing interest in using microgrids and decentralized energy generation to improve utility resilience during unexpected power outages and natural disasters; when the electric grid is dependent on only a few energy generation sources. Microgrids can sometimes alleviate widespread interruptions and help to maintain or restore power more quickly.
Progression works with utility companies in project areas to determine where microgrids or other projects can provide utility or grid services to benefit the electric system. Programs involving demand-side management can also offer solutions that balance customer demand for electricity with energy generation.