Innovations in Microgrid Resiliency: The Realities of a Grid of Microgrids and Replacing Diesel Generation

June 20, 2022
This video discusses innovations in microgrid resiliency, including the realities of a grid of microgrids and replacing diesel generation.

This panel discussion the results from two efforts related to the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program that share the goal of increasing the resiliency of microgrid installations. One of the topics considers the algorithms necessary to create “grids of microgrids” when multiple microgrids can be connected through a single feeder. The other focuses on the use of flow batteries as a potential replacement for diesel generator sets, especially as applied to critical infrastructure.

Peter Curtiss, principal engineer at S&C Electric, moderates this workshop, which was sponsored by S&C Electric.

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This video was recorded during Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes. The two-day event was designed to bring together industry leaders, visionaries, and those curious about microgrids. Held in June of 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the editors at Microgrid Knowledge gathered microgrid leaders for two days of interactive sessions designed to help innovators, developers, utilities, and technology and engineering firms exploring the microgrid space.

The event featured more than 100 speakers across thirty sessions. Panel discussions covered big picture ideas around macro economic influences on the microgrid market, how microgrids can be a building block of US infrastructure and climate goals, why microgrids are becoming important to military missions and the challenges with supporting an electrified economy. The event also included multiple breakout sessions where panelists presented real-world case studies. Each session allowed audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

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