A microgrid utilizes multiple power generation assets to create energy. These assets can be conventional distributed energy resources such as generator sets, or renewable resources such as wind turbines and solar panels. These resources, paired with energy storage are not just technically feasible, but also cost-effective for many applications.
There are several unique benefits and challenges when integrating renewable energy sources and battery storage systems into a microgrid. A microgrid transmits and distributes traditional energy and renewable energy assets to a variety of value centers. Battery energy storage systems can be used to support the grid for “behind the meter” customer-specific applications, and for “in front of the meter” or utility support applications. By incorporating intelligent controls, a microgrid can be optimized to maintain an efficient balance between instantaneous and variable energy demands.
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