Microgrids Are For Real

In the past few years, Microgrid developments have grabbed the attention of various utilities and industries as a key part of system hardening and Smart Grid implementation. This is to enhance the reliability of the electric grid, as well as the power quality – particularly for the purpose of providing backup power supply during system restoration as a result of blackouts or natural disasters. Given that, the discussion around microgrids does not seem to be solely a research and/or academic ambition anymore; rather recently, several industrial assemblages and utility-oriented events are widely organized around the specific topic of microgrids.