Microgrids: Finding the Balance - Resilience, Economics or Both?
Date & Time
Monday, September 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual Session Link

This session will discuss various PV/Battery microgrid concepts based on actual projects, including creative strategies that are being used to deploy microgrids and how these strategies impact the design, function and benefits offered by a microgrid. Microgrids are being developed for a variety of uses. Some examples include: Utility Bill Reduction; Fire Season Resilience – providing a low cost solution allowing facilities to operate during daylight hours during one of California's multiday Public Safety Power Shutdowns; or Infrastructure Reduction – using a microgrid to avoid costly upgrades when adding additional load when adding additional loads to already highly loaded electrical systems. Optimizing the system to meet the often conflicting demands for the benefits a microgrid can offer is the key to success.