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...]