microgridsM are locally distributed energy sources that can operate independently or in concert with the main grid. Consisting of prime power gas generation systems, fuel cell energy systems, and renewable energy such as solar, wind, and landfill gas to electric, they are integrated into battery systems and can be monitored and controlled locally. Microgrids can dispatch generating assets, energy storage resources and load assets as needed to optimize performance.
Microgrids can dispatch generating assets, energy storages resources and load assets as needed.
Provides local control and energy independence to the end user
Sustains and strengthens power quality- under-frequency and under-voltage load shedding in generation deficient situations maintains nominal system performance, as well as holding reserves
Improves the economics for energy surety by capturing value from the energy markets to benefit the utility and the customer
Integrates distributed energy resources to maximize the utilization and benefits associated with such local resources