Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/nanogrids-microgrids-and-big-data-the-future-of-the-power-grid

 The power grid’s interlocking technological, economic, and regulatory underpinnings were established about a century ago and have undergone only minimal disruption in the decades since. But now the industry is facing massive change.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microgrid musings of an EE
    http://www.edn.com/design/power-management/4458744/Microgrid-musings-of-an-EE

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) defines a microgrid as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that act as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. It can connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both grid-connected or island-mode

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