Basics

The Basics section of the Academy is designed to introduce community microgrids: what they are, why they are valuable, and how they work.

What is a Microgrid?
Provides a basic definition and reviews various types and configurations of microgrids.

Benefits
Reviews four key microgrid benefits: power reliability, economic advantages, grid resilience and environmental improvement.

Key Components
Defines the five key components of a successful microgrid: loads, power generation assets, energy storage, advanced controls and point of common coupling

Technologies
Introduces specific generation, storage and control systems for microgrids.