Microgrid (Definition, Components, & Electric Vehicle Role)


What is a Microgrid? The term is thrown around quite a bit these days, but I've heard confusion from industry professionals on exactly what defines a microgrid. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) gives a succinct definition. A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. It can connect and disconnect from the grid to operate in grid-connected or island mode. - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Now let's elaborate. The Ingredients Microgrids consist of: Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as solar panels, wind turbines, [...]