Microgrids emerging as a global phenomenon
Dramatic change is occurring in the area of global microgrids and microgrid enabling technologies, including diesel generators, natural gas generators, fuel cells, solar photovoltaic, distributed wind, advanced energy storage, and others, according to Navigant Research, as a greater emphasis is being placed on the economic value these systems bring to the overall power grid and, at the same time, new business models, designed to support full commercial deployment of microgrid systems, are being investigated and implemented.
"Microgrids are emerging as a global phenomenon," said Peter Asmus, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. "These systems offer compelling features, including the ability to isolate themselves from the utility distribution system during power outages,
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