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. For this purpose, your microgrid will connect, monitor, and control your facility’s distributed energy resources (DER) while enhancing performance, sustainable footprint, and resilience. 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.
The three main benefits of microgrids:
- Enable greener operations by integrating on-site renewables such as wind and solar.
- Save energy expenses by optimizing demand, storing electricity, and selling it back to the grid during peak demand.
- Improve reliability, thus keeping your facility’s power on during grid outages.