Microgrid Standards and Technology Development

Benjamin Kroposki, Christopher Pink, Thomas Basso, Richard DeBlasio

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Distributed resources can provide power to local loads in the electric distribution system as well as benefits such as improved reliability. Microgrids are intentional islands formed at a facility or in an electrical distribution system that contain at least one distributed resource and associated loads. Microgrids that operate both electrical generation and loads in a coordinated manner can offer additional benefits to the customer and local utility. The loads and energy sources can be disconnected from and reconnected to the area or local utility with minimal disruption to the local loads, thereby improving reliability. This paper describes research being conducted in microgrid standards, technologies, and applications to allow successful implementation of this concept.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 200728 Jun 2007


Conference2007 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, PES
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTampa, FL

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-581-43462


  • Distributed energy
  • Distributed generation
  • Intentional islanding
  • Microgrid


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