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Microgrids: So Much More than Backup Energy
Author:
Heather Lammers
Year:
2012
Abstract:

Most Americans don't have to think much about energy reliability. We plug in a computer and it powers up; we flip a switch and the lights come on. While very reliable today, the U.S. electricity grid is old and has gone at least five decades without a significant technological upgrade. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with industry on one solution to help maintain a secure, reliable flow of energy: microgrids.

Document Type:
Magazine Articles
Source:
NREL