24 Jan '15, 12pm

Microgrids as Fact and Metaphor More is being revealed:-)

Microgrids as fact we recognize readily enough. A smaller version of the grid, offering largely the same services, with a variety of generation sources working together in harmony with each other, and meeting customers’ electricity demand as it varies daily and seasonally. Microgrids that power hospitals, military bases, jails, residential buildings, campuses, villages, islands, and the like are instances of microgrids as fact. They serve the purpose of resilient, reliable service in the event of a blackout of the macrogrid due to storms, fires, natural accidents, cyber-attacks, or physical attacks on the grid. Figure 1 But emphasizing resilience and reliability misses the larger topological possibilities for electricity supply. For instance, why should microgrids be visualized as appendages of the existing grid, as fruit handing at the end of a branch of a tree? Why canno...

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