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Not Your Mother’s Microgrid

Utilities around the world will embark over the next decade on grid modernization at a monumental scale. With grid resilience and reliability top of mind combined with ambitious decarbonization goals, smart microgrids will undoubtedly be part of the plan.

A microgrid is a local, self-sufficient energy system that serves its own network. In a microgrid, a group of interconnected distributed energy resources (DERs) can operate both independently of the grid or as part of it—a self-sufficient island of energy amid a larger grid ocean. Hospitals, military bases, airports, and other essential services have used microgrids for decades to combine and control a variety of energy sources as a way to lower energy costs and as insurance against power disruption.

Read the full article on Power Magazine’s website.