‘Advanced Microgrids’ Provide Advanced Solutions

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While microgrids are often viewed as a backup power source or a boutique renewable energy project, they can go beyond both of these simplified definitions. Advanced microgrids use multiple distributed energy resources (DERs), along with a PV charging system battery energy storage (PV/BESS) and other components to benefit both consumers and utilities. Key among those […]

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While microgrids are often viewed as a backup power source or a boutique renewable energy project, they can go beyond both of these simplified definitions. Advanced microgrids use multiple distributed energy resources (DERs), along with a PV charging system battery energy storage (PV/BESS) and other components to benefit both consumers and utilities. Key among those benefits are resiliency, sustainability and commercial viability.

A new white paper from PowerSecure looks at how advanced microgrids, designed with an understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the modern power grid, can create extraordinary value. For utilities, an advanced microgrid can absorb excess energy and, in turn, provide that energy to satisfy sporadic and sudden demand from consumers. This bridging of the gap between utilities and consumers improves the economics of the grid and reduces carbon emissions.

The white paper provides three mini case studies of advanced microgrids. The practical application examples include Alabama’s Neighborhood of the Future, the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona, and Wellspan York Hospital in Pennsylvania.

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