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Microgrid Benefits

Sept. 1, 2016
One benefit to microgrids is the flexibility in development. Microgrids can be built in phases, allowing your electric grid to grow as your business or needs do, potentially minimizing upfront capital costs.

The U.S. Department of Energy defines a microgrid as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. Microgrid benefits help us connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or “island mode.”

While many areas in the U.S. have a normally reliable electric grid any outage can be costly and dangerous. Today, the nation’s electric grid is under increased threats from extreme weather events, old age, physical attacks, and cyberattacks. By operating in island mode (i.e., isolating itself from the bulk grid.

More simply, there are many microgrid benefits that put you in control of your energy decisions.