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Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One: How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice

Congress, concerned about the reliability of national electricity transmission, turned to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for guidance in the late 1990s. What started as a conversation about maximizing distributed generation to relieve stress on an overtaxed grid has evolved into on-the-ground applications. Proponents envision limitless industrial and commercial applications.

Find out about the Microgrid 2014 MVP Challenge which runs until August 29, 2014. For more information about how OE supports activities to improve microgrid functionality and operations, including development and improvement of key microgrid components, visit the Microgrids page.