Microgrids are the fastest growing market segment in the energy world. This rapid rise has resulted in a wide range of related meanings, components, functions, and applications. This presentation will provide clarity to what a microgrid is by defining its components and functions. It will provide answers to why microgrids are used: the benefits and advantages of microgrid operation. The question of where are microgrids used will be answered by using several locations and applications of actual microgrids including healthcare facilities, mission-critical service providers, remote mining sites, and agricultural businesses. Brief descriptions of each of these example applications will supply insight into real world uses of CHP systems.
Tom Drake, MTU Onsite Energy
Gary Farmer, MTU Onsite Energy
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