In the face of uncertain times, there is a great need for highly reliable power solutions. The number and duration of outages are increasing and because solutions to large scale outages will take years to implement, many organizations are turning to high reliability microgrids to protect themselves.
Microgrids are not standby power, designed to run only when there’s a power loss. Rather, microgrids are built to operate at all times — when the power is flowing from the grid and when it’s not. When designing a microgrid system, it’s crucial that designers, operators and owners understand the importance of correctly calculating reliability. High reliability microgrids evolve over time as data is collected, analyzed, and the root causes of any power failures are addressed.
In this white paper, PowerSecure illustrates how data collected over time improved the reliability of its microgrids from 95% to 98.7%.