Case Study: Micro Generation for Indoor Agriculture
A microgrid is a local system of distributed energy resources and electrical loads that can operate as a single entity either in parallel to the commercial grid or independently from the grid. This presentation will showcase how the system can be used to provide emergency backup power during commercial grid outages, or when connected to the grid be a source of revenue and savings. Any on-site power source can serve as a node on the microgrid, including renewable, fossil-fuel generators, CHP plants, waste-to energy facilities, and batteries and other forms of stored energy. Hierarchical controls use green energy first and blend generation from a natural-gas micro turbine to produce and store electricity used on demand. Utility power is used only as a backup.