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Sustainable Microgrids

Kodiak Island is isolated from the mainland power grid. Its power system is critical not only to the economy but to life itself. Courtesy of ABB

Sustainable Microgrids

Microgrids are being hybridized with renewable generation and energy storage.

Globally, one of the fastest-growing power-delivery technologies is the microgrid, yet when looking for the word on merriam-webster.com, the search returns: “The word you’ve entered isn’t in the dictionary.” That is remarkable considering how long this technology has been in use by utilities, industrial facilities, military bases and residential customers worldwide. It seems Merriam-Webster’s dictionary needs to play catchup in the technology sector.

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