A utility sector group toured microgrid facilities last week in Chicago and Champaign as part of a U.S. trade mission.
Utilities are testing batteries and other “non-wires alternatives” to power lines for bolstering grid resilience.
Microgrids are generating a lot of buzz. But how exactly do they work?
A salesman with Schneider Electric says the benefits of microgrids are getting easier to see for certain customers.
Microgrids have struggled to compete with cheap power in the region, but a fledgling movement is finding a foothold.