May – Are Microgrids Still a Thing? Part 2
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Written by Swetha Shekarappa G, Senbagavalli M, Sheila Mahapatra, and Saurav Raj
The "decentralization, decarbonization, and democratization" of the world's energy grids are currently being noted, often from the bottom up. Microgrids are gradually making their way from research labs and pilot demonstration sites into the growing economies, propelled by advancements in technology, declining costs, a successful track record, and expanding awareness of their advantages. They are utilized to control the installation of distributed renewable energies and to increase the dependability and resilience of electrical networks.
Written by Madhav Sharma and Anoop Singh
The article analyzes the regulatory and policy frameworks that influence the development and adoption of microgrids and highlights the roadblocks encountered in the process. It examines several policies across nations and emphasizes the importance of regulations that address microgrids' techno-economic viability and sustainability, along with the financial and technical barriers to their development. The insights from various case studies demonstrate the potential of microgrids in providing cost-effective electricity while being sustainable.