Microgrids -- areas of independently-operating electrical grid that include power generation, smart electric devices, and/or energy storage -- have historically been mainstays at military bases and hospitals. Basically, any places that need the most reliable power. Now, microgrids are an increasingly viable option for grid users seeking lower prices, more renewables, and more choice than offered by their monopoly utility.

Here you’ll find ILSR’s original research and perspective on microgrids.

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