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A big leap for microgrids

Technological advancements in renewable energy and battery storage are contributing to the microgrids success story

Microgrids are starting to usurp the role of bespoke networks in remote locations that are isolated from centralised and established grid and power systems. Such localised networks connect a number of energy resources and loads, and can be used in off-grid applications. They can also connect to, draw from and provide services to the grid, at times when the network is under strain. While microgrids have existed for decades, interest in them is rising because users benefit from the falling cost of renewable and storage technologies. Other advantages are the growing ability to monitor and manage power flows across networks and avoid the network costs associated with centralised generation, whi

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