• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 12/2013 on page 68
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Microgrids

Independent local power grids (Tech the Future section)

Microgrids
The residents of the Faroe Islands have set up their own microgrid. A microgrid is an autonomous local network of distributed power sources and loads. It can operate either independently (“island mode”) or linked to the main power grid. When linked to the main power grid, it can supply or receive power.
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