The micro-grid is a critical component for the U.S. and global energy economy.
It is uniquely equipped to deliver electricity that is secure, reliable, affordable, and generated by preferred resources to consumers where they want it, when they want it, how they want it.
A micro-grid is a group of interconnected electrical loads and energy resources within a clearly defined electrical boundary that functions as a single controllable entity. A micro-grid can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or island-mode as physical and/or economic conditions dictate.
These benefits are derived from automating the integration and optimized dispatch of various sources of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), load control, and defining the interconnection relationship with the main transmission grid.