What is a microgrid?
A microgrid is a self-contained electrical network that allows you to generate your own electricity on-site and use it when you need it most. A microgrid is thus a type of distributed energy resource. You can operate microgrids while connected to the utility grid or in disconnected “island” mode.
When the grid goes down or electricity prices peak, microgrids respond.
There are three main benefits of microgrids:
- Keep your facility’s power on during grid outages
- Store electricity and sell it back to the grid during peak demand
- Integrate on-site renewables such as wind and solar