A microgrid controller ensures efficient, safe, and reliable microgrid power generation and distribution by helping optimize and coordinate system functions to reduce the overall energy cost for a local distribution grid, also known as a microgrid.
According to experts, microgrid controllers are expected to grow to $5.7 billion by 2027, driven by factors such as increased government-funded microgrid projects and the global shift towards renewable energy sources.
Capabilities of Microgrid Controller
- Expertise in microgrid distributed energy resource dispatch and distributed optimization and control of sustainable power systems.
- Simulation and modeling of microgrid systems on timescales of electromagnetic transients and dynamic and steady-state behavior.
- Provide power in the hardware and the testing of microgrid systems.
- Act as controller hardware in the loop testing where the physical controller interacts with a model of the microgrid and associated power devices.
Choosing a Supplier of a Microgrid Controller
- References– Make sure the supplier is a credible source referred to you by someone already using the same Microgrid Controller you require.
- Company Knowledge– What does the company specialize in? Are they AC installers? Do they know how to operate batteries and gensets efficiently?
- Durability of the controller- How many devices or values can the microgrid Controller handle? And how well can they achieve that?
- Companies registration– Is the company certified by the relevant bodies to conduct this business of microgrid control installation?
Benefits of a Microgrid Controller
- Reduces GHG emissions and environmental effects by maximizing the utilization of renewable assets.
- Enable integration of renewable energy resources with conventional generators.
- Maintain a secure and reliable power supply for critical loads for operations in island mode.
- Optimize the dispatch of DERs to reduce the total cost of energy and microgrid operation.
- Enables integration with Volt controls for better utilization of distribution system assets.