Critical Facility Microgrids

Critical Facility Microgrids

The outcomes from this Critical Facility Resiliency Assessment, taken in the proper context, coupled with ongoing NYSERDA and utility sponsored smart grid research supported through a strategically administered Clean Energy Fund (CEF), will fully reinforce a vibrant REV “ecosystem” across New York State.

Energy Storage in Smart Microgrids

Energy Storage

All power systems also require the capability to balance, in real time, differences between load demand and generator output. This balancing capability—which keeps system frequency at the level where it’s designed to operate—is critical to ensure the stability and reliability of the overall power system, for both centralized power grids as well as microgrids. In a centralized grid, fossil-fuel-fired generating plants typically will ramp up or down to ensure demand and generation output remains in balance.