Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid

TitleValue and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRobert H Lasseter, Joseph H Eto
Pagination97
Date Published05/2010
Keywordsconsortium for electric reliability technology solutions (certs), MG-TB002, microgrid test bed
Abstract

The CERTS Microgrid concept is an advanced approach for enabling integration of, in principle, an unlimited quantity of distributed energy resources into the electricity grid. A key feature of a microgrid, is its ability, during a utility grid disturbance, to separate and isolate itself from the utility seamlessly with no disruption to the loads within the microgrid (including no reduction in power quality). Then, when the utility grid returns to normal, the microgrid automatically resynchronizes and reconnects itself to the grid, in an equally seamless fashion.