Increased interest in microgrids coupled with better and more robust digital tools to operate and maintain assets is leading to innovation in the microgrid design space.

Diagram showing how utilities are seeing more DERs on the grid, including solar, wind, and energy storage. The circle above represents a microgrid. Credit: Bentley Systems/Siemens.

If the energy industry learned anything in 2017, it was that energy systems are highly vulnerable to damage from hurricanes, wild fires and other natural disasters and work should be done to make the world’s electric grids much more resilient.

Enter the microgrid, a concept that has been around for decades but is only now beginning to be recognized for

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