As technology costs come down and microgrids become increasingly “smart” using more advanced digital tools, their role in integrating distributed energy resources is set to expand. By providing flexibility to the local distribution system and deferring the need for expensive transmission upgrades, microgrids are facilitating the electrification and decarbonisation of the energy networks
Microgrids offer users a more direct way of decarbonising their operations
INCREASED RESILIENCY Particularly in the United States, microgrids are proving popular because they provide a constant source of power in case of outage on the main network
LOAD SHAVING Optimised microgrids can reduce peak loads, lowering bills and saving on expensive grid upgrades
KEY QUOTE Microgrids offer a way of bolstering the resilience of power systems in areas with fragile grids or critical infrastructure where a reliable power supply must be a priority ...
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