The microgrid control system is the most essential component of a microgrid. It manages a microgrid’s distributed energy assets to cost-effectively produce energy while maintaining grid stability. To deliver the right energy mix for a customer’s needs, the system must be predictive, intelligent and automated. After specifying a few key parameters, a control system can calculate exactly which energy sources will be needed to ensure efficient and reliable operation of a microgrid.
Whether it’s powering a residential high-rise in a major city or a mining operation in a remote area, every microgrid is designed to support an electric or thermal load. A wide range of distributed energy sources can be installed to optimize load management. The options could be renewable, such as solar panels and wind turbines, or conventional, such as diesel- or natural gas-powered generator sets combined with battery energy storage systems and intelligent controls to optimize these various assets.
In this white paper learn how tying multiple power systems together with intelligent controls is integral when installing a microgrid.