1. The Growing Role of Energy Storage in Microgrids

    The Growing Role of Energy Storage in Microgrids

    Energy storage systems (ESSs) have an important and diverse role in microgrids. Solar PV and other renewable distributed generation (DG) technologies require a voltage source in order to synchronize. This has typically been done with a backup generator; an ESS provides a similar voltage source but without the emissions of a diesel generator. Recent advances in microgrid automation systems, however, have made ESSs less of a necessity in partially renewable-based microgrids. According to industry leader ABB, microgrids with as much as 50 percent of load coming from renewable sources do not need an ESS. This is 10 percent higher than previously believed.

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