Microgrids in Europe
In this section, we analyse what could be expected of microgrids in the years to come in Europe. As it has been seen, numerous successful projects have been developed in the last decade across the whole continent. Most of the microgrids that have been developed, however, have purposes of R&D or demonstration. Furthermore, virtually all these projects have had some sort of financial aid through European or government funds. This means that although technical feasibility and environmental pertinence has been proven, there is still work to be done to increase economic attractiveness of microgrids for private project developers. Over the next years, microgrids can be expected to begin their journey outside the R&D world and into the real electricity market.