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Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Microgrids Figure in Infrastructure Proposal

Excerpted from Microgrid Knowledge, January 26, 2017, with permission for the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Elisa Wood, Chief Editor, MicrogridKnowledge.com Hundreds of avoidable power failures occur each year, costing the U.S. economy between $25 and $70 billion annually, according to the blueprint proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats. Microgrids keep the power flowing to their customers during power outages by islanding away from trouble on the grid and employing on-site energy. Read more […]

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Steve Griffith, PMP, NEMA Industry Director, NEMA A new NEMA report, Powering Microgrids for the 21st-Century Electrical System, introduces the concept of microgrids as an integral component of the power delivery system of the 21st century. This newer understanding contrasts with the earlier, more limited view of microgrids as islanded systems of generation and load, valued mostly for their ability Read more […]