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Title: Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT).

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE)
OSTI Identifier:
1377745
Report Number(s):
SAND2016-8151C
646805
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the EPRI-Sandia Symposium on Secure and Resilient Microgrids held August 29-31, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Eddy, John P. Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT).. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Eddy, John P. Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT).. United States.
Eddy, John P. 2016. "Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT).". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377745.
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