Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge
So you’ve decided that your operation needs a microgrid. But what type of microgrid?
Answering that question isn’t always easy because microgrids come in many different permutations, often customized to the business, factory, hospital, university, community or other operation they serve. But they do fall into certain broad categories, sliced and diced in various ways, including by type of grid connection, owner, developer and fuel, as well as purpose, function and sophistication.
As part of our About Microgrids series, this article explains some the various categories. Understanding what’s available will help you identify the type of microgrid right for your operation.