Definitions Edit

A microgrid is/are

[a] part of an electric power system consisting of distributed generators, loads, and specialized controls that is capable of operating either in parallel with a utility system or as a stand-alone system.[1]
localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously and help mitigate grid disturbances to strengthen grid resilience.[2]

Overview Edit

"A microgrid generally operates while connected to the grid, but it can break off and operate on its own using local energy generation in times of crisis, such as storms or power outages or for other reasons."[3]

References Edit

  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., The Future of the Electric Grid, Glossary, at 264 (2011) (full-text).
  2. "The Role of Microgrids in Helping to Advance the Nation's Energy System" (full-text).
  3. Electricity: Federal Efforts to Enhance Grid Resilience, at 12 n.a.

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