A microgrid system is a hardware/software solution to a critical, localized need for continuous electricity regardless of power or climate conditions.The solution traditionally includes a natural gas backup generator or a combined heat and power system and a mix of renewable energy such as solar, wind and energy storage technologies.
Resilient & Environmentally Friendly
By having a natural gas backbone, the microgrid can avoid the downside of intermittent solar and wind energy while providing a resilient, environmentally friendly solution.
Resiliency is provided by multiple pieces of generation equipment, which could include:
- Natural gas engines
- Combined Heat and Power system
- Battery storage
Benefits of a Microgrid
- Provides resiliency and business continuity
- Improves electric reliability
- Lowers energy costs for customers
- Decreases emissions
- Strengthens the central grid
Who Can Benefit from a Microgrid?
- Businesses or industrial parks
- Data centers
- Military facilities
- Residential communities