Microgrid Design: Ensuring Accurate Modeling when Incorporating Energy Management Systems

Energy management systems (EMS) both enhance and complicate microgrid design. Schneider Electric’s Andy Haun explains what it takes to ensure that modeling reflects outcome in today's sophisticated microgrids. There are countless variables to consider when making an investment into a microgrid, from the electrical distribution hardware, to … [Read more...]

Our Own Energy “Island”? ORNL Microgrid Could Standardize Small, Self-sustaining Electric Grids

Researchers at the ORNL microgrid are working on standardizing microgrid communications and systems. ORNL's Katie Elyce Jones provides insight. When Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researcher Yan Xu talks about “islanding,” or isolating, from the grid, she’s discussing a fundamental benefit of microgrids—small … [Read more...]