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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]

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).

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