How to Approach Microgrid Supply Quality and Reliability

Schneider Electric's Xavier Moreau explains how to ensure the highest levels of microgrid availability and stability. The paradox of microgrids is that they are often implemented to address concerns about heightened reliability and quality of energy supply, but their stability, when in island mode, is a very delicate balancing act. Indeed, … [Read more...]

The Keys to Managing Demand in a Microgrid

Schneider Electric's Xavier Moreau explains the importance of managing demand in a microgrid, and the role played by advanced distribution management systems. In a microgrid, a key to controlling its relationship with the main grid is managing demand, i.e, the loads. With respect to the relationship between generation and demand, a microgrid’s … [Read more...]

Microgrids: Are They Mainstream Yet?

Schneider Electric's Pankaj Lal answers some of the most frequently asked questions about microgrids. The U.S. microgrid market is expected to grow five-fold from about $8 billion in 2013 to $40 billion in 2020. To me, that indicates an immediate need, as well as a validation that the existing technology is delivering a valuable solution. I have … [Read more...]