Technology and Innovation

Microgrids

Microgrids are new, small-scale power networks that can help support grid interdependence.

Microgrids are new, small-scale power networks that can help support grid interdependence. They are gaining interest as one approach to support grid resiliency and manage the growth of alternative sources of energy.

We are increasing our understanding of the market for microgrids and the costs and benefits associated with their application, as well as of the policy and political drivers. We are also evaluating the technical impacts that we will need to address as microgrids are installed on our system. We have had discussions with microgrid vendors to better assess the role we think utilities should have in accommodating, enabling or providing microgrids. We will continue to monitor and assess this technology as it evolves.

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