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Title: Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure

Abstract

The legacy paradigm for electricity service in most of the electrified world today is based on the centralized generation-transmission-distribution infrastructure that evolved under a regulated environment. More recently, a quest for effective economic investments, responsive markets, and sensitivity to the availability of resources, has led to various degrees of deregulation and unbundling of services. In this context, a new paradigm is emerging wherein electricity generation is intimately embedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay of the familiar macrogrid is discussed. Three salient features of microgrids are examined to suggest that cohabitation of micro and macro grids is desirable, and that overall energy efficiency can be increased, while power is delivered to loads at appropriate levels of quality.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency andRenewable Energy. Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for TechnologyDevelopment
OSTI Identifier:
877639
Report Number(s):
LBNL-59544
R&D Project: 6792AA; BnR: EO0101050; TRN: US200608%%539
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society GeneralMeeting, Montreal, Canada, June 18-22, 2006
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; AVAILABILITY; DECAY; DEREGULATION; ECONOMICS; ELECTRICITY; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; SENSITIVITY

Citation Formats

Marnay, Chris, and Venkataramanan, Giri. Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Marnay, Chris, & Venkataramanan, Giri. Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure. United States.
Marnay, Chris, and Venkataramanan, Giri. 2006. "Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/877639.
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abstractNote = {The legacy paradigm for electricity service in most of the electrified world today is based on the centralized generation-transmission-distribution infrastructure that evolved under a regulated environment. More recently, a quest for effective economic investments, responsive markets, and sensitivity to the availability of resources, has led to various degrees of deregulation and unbundling of services. In this context, a new paradigm is emerging wherein electricity generation is intimately embedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay of the familiar macrogrid is discussed. Three salient features of microgrids are examined to suggest that cohabitation of micro and macro grids is desirable, and that overall energy efficiency can be increased, while power is delivered to loads at appropriate levels of quality.},
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