Free Research Compendium for Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency: Microgrid Controller Performance Specifications Useful Definitions Important use cases Microgrid controllers are key components of a microgrid. A microgrid controller is used to optimize, manage, and control the DERs within the microgrid boundary, as well as to control how the microgrid communicates with the larger grid to provide grid services. This document was developed by Southern Company to compile use cases and functionalities for microgrid controllers, and to outline how they can be operated to meet different needs. Download the main report, Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency. What’s inside: Specs for operations use cases, such as grid-connected and islanded-mode Specs for optimization use cases, such as economic dispatch, PV Smoothing and firming, and power quality About Voices of Experience Voices of Experience is an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity’s Advanced Grid Research group designed to bring utilities together to share their knowledge, insights, and lessons learned through implementing the emerging technology that is reshaping the electric power industry. Learn more at SmartGrid.gov/voices. Utilities who participated in Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency were generous with their time, insights, and examples of how they are using microgrids to solve one of their most urgent challenges: resiliency. Compendium for Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency Name First Last Email CompanyState (Optional)What state do you live in?AlabamaAlaskaAmerican SamoaArizonaArkansasArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces PacificCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNorthern Mariana IslandsOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUS Virgin IslandsUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingTitleOrganization TypeUtilityCorporateGovernment, Non-Profit & Education Submit Sign me up to receive updates on Grid Integration?