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How to create utility scale microgrids

November 28, 2022

As organizations and utilities seek new sustainable energy solutions to meet carbon reduction goals, microgrids and distributed energy resources (DERs) have emerged as a financially viable and resilient alternative to traditional generation assets and distribution.

Microgrids support system reliability, improve system efficiency, and help delay or avoid investment in new electric capacity, such as peaker plants, substations, transmission lines, energy storage or other infrastructure. Whether connected to the local distribution network system or completely independent and “islanded,” microgrids can transact from a single node to export excess electricity or import imbalances from the surrounding system.

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