Original air date June 22, 2021

How to design microgrids and microgrid controls for small and medium sites

Engineers involved in designing and specifying electrical systems for small and medium facilities (less than 1 megawatt) will learn about design considerations and customer applications associated with microgrid controls


Many key market trends are driving faster adoption of microgrids and “microgrid-ready” facilities incorporating a variety of renewable energy resources like solar photovoltaics, battery storage, electric vehicle charging, etc. Designing power delivery systems with these capabilities is generally perceived to be very customized, design-intensive and associated with long deployment times. However, modern technologies incorporating controllers and pretested software allow for the fast deployment of “packaged” microgrid controls at scale.

These packaged microgrid designs include standardized customer use-cases for microgrid operation and optimization, helping to drive efficiency, resilience and sustainability goals for many market sectors like retail, distribution and health care. This webinar will cover the market landscape for microgrids, recent trends in pre-engineered microgrid designs, relevant industry standards and design/specification considerations.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about key market trends accelerating the adoption of microgrids.
  • Hear about the relevant industry standards governing deployment of microgrids in small and medium sites.
  • Understand typical use-cases in microgrid operation and optimization.
  • Study the components of a representative microgrid control system.
  • Understand the design considerations that apply when equipping facilities with microgrid controls.
  • Know the advantages of pre-engineered small microgrid designs.
  • Realize the parameters that will help you guide your client to a stronger microgrid return on investment.

Presented By:
Ram Kaushik, U.S. Offer Manager, Digital Power Division, Schneider Electric

Moderated By:
Amara Rozgus, Content Manager, CFE Media and Technology

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