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Microgrids in the United States

Microgrids in the United States

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In this book, several benefits of microgrids have been presented. For instance, they offer numerous potential benefits to customers, including improvement in reliability by providing portion of power to the grid, operating as an islanded microgrid of the electric power system during a utility outage and solving power quality problems like the reduction of total harmonic distortion in loads. There are also utility benefits such as solving overload problems by removing load from the system and by allowing a part of the system to island intentionally. The USA knows these advantages; therefore, microgrid implementation has evolved in the last few years.

Chapter Contents:

  • 9.1 Introduction: USA electrical infrastructure
  • 9.2 Microgrid research, technology, standards and policy in the USA
  • 9.2.1 Microgrid research in the USA
  • 9.2.2 Microgrids technology in the USA
  • 9.2.3 Clean energy standards and policy in the USA
  • 9.3 Cases of microgrid projects in the USA
  • 9.3.1 Microgrid in University of California
  • 9.3.2 Fort Carson microgrid
  • 9.3.3 Mesa del Sol microgrid
  • 9.3.4 Santa Rita Jail microgrid
  • 9.3.5 Borrego Springs microgrid
  • 9.3.6 Illinois microgrid
  • 9.3.7 Hawaii Hydrogen Power Park
  • 9.3.8 Kodiak microgrid
  • 9.3.9 Microgrid in University of Wisconsin Madison
  • 9.3.10 Microgrid in University of Miami
  • 9.3.11 Microgrid in University of Texas at Arlington
  • 9.3.12 Microgrid in Florida International University
  • 9.3.13 Microgrid in University of Texas at Austin
  • 9.3.14 Microgrid in Albuquerque
  • 9.4 Envisaged data of microgrids in the USA
  • References

Inspec keywords: power generation reliability; harmonic distortion; distributed power generation; power distribution reliability; power supply quality

Other keywords: reliability improvement; United States; total harmonic distortion; utility outage; islanded microgrid; power quality problems; electric power system

Subjects: Power supply quality and harmonics; Distributed power generation; Reliability

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