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Microgrids | MassCEC

Microgrids

The electric grid and related utility business models are undergoing dramatic transformation and facing new challenges and market pressures. The future of the electric grid promises a platform that delivers resilient and clean electricity to customers. Microgrids are considered one solution to challenges facing communities and the electric grid. Microgrids are defined by the U.S. Department of Energy as a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) with clearly defined boundaries that acts as a single, controllable entity and can connect and disconnect from the grid to operate in both grid-connected or island mode.