Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency

Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency

  • Working definitions
  • Case studies from utilities such as the Tennessee Valley Authority
  • How microgrids can make economic sense

How Microgrids Work and Why You Need To Know

Utilities and regulators are recognizing that microgrids are a powerful tool for resiliency, a “grid defector” no longer. With the need for resiliency growing, customers are increasingly asking for microgrids. But, microgrids can imply different things to different stakeholders and the economics can be hard to justify without the right policies and technology. Download this report to find what you need — no matter your experience level — to navigate the challenges of microgrids and have informed discussions. If you need a practical definition or are looking for how microgrids can make economic sense, start here.

For more definitions and use cases, download the compendium for this report.

“Start to understand the technology and how it works now, so that when your PUC or customer asks for it, you have some experience and knowledge to draw upon.” Andre Gouin, Xcel Energy

What’s inside:

  • Key Takeaways
  • What is a Microgrid?
  • The Value of Resiliency
  • The Utility Role in Microgrids
  • Siting a Microgrid
  • The Economics of Microgrids

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.

Voices of Experience | Microgrids for Resiliency

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