The business community and consumers are continually expressing their concern regarding climate change, energy security and the increasing price of electricity. Within these scenarios, renewable energy technologies increasingly present themselves as viable alternatives. With the increased penetration of renewable generation sources on the electricity network, the aging grid infrastructure can struggle to cope with the operational challenges presented by these new technologies, such as intermittency, voltage rise and oversupply. A solution being employed to deal with these challenges is a relatively new grid structure known as a Microgrid.
Featured: Energy Source & Distribution (May-June 2015)