The Basics section of the Academy is designed to introduce community microgrids: what they are, why they are valuable, and how they work.

  • What is a Microgrid: Provides a basic definition and reviews various types and configurations of microgrids.
  • Benefits: Reviews four key microgrid benefits: power reliability, economic advantages, grid resilience and environmental improvement.
  • Key Components: Defines the five key components of a successful microgrid: loads, power generation assets, energy storage, advanced controls and point of common coupling
  • Technologies: Introduces specific generation, storage and control systems for microgrids.