How is a Microgrid defined?

Martin Baart

Renewable energy enthusiast. My goal is to reach out and make people aware of the opportunities of renewable energy solutions, especially in developing countries. Word by word.

1 Response

  1. Mael says:

    I very much agree with you on the definitions. Here is what I understood of the two terms:

    – Minigrids usually refer to rural electrification completly offgrid. However, it could be not necessarily a former non-electrified area (it could be originally powered with diesel generators and have a distribution grid). This definition is in contradiction with the definition in “Innovation Outlook Renewable Mini-grids” from IRENA, which defines a minigrid as a synonym for microgrid.

    – Microgrid refer to :
    o Parts of the grid allowed to island in case of grid issues in the US
    o Demonstrator projets throughout the world integrating innovative technologies and renewable projects
    o Renewable integration projects in islands
    o Military grids

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *