As alternate power solutions ranging from combined heat and power (CHP) systems to solar installations become more common, more healthcare systems are moving to a self-reliant microgrid, according to an article on the FaciityCare website.
Many mission-critical facilities are transitioning from other on-site power generators because mof single generators failing during prolonged outages.
Microgrids can come in many forms, and often use a combination of technologies. The most appropriate depends on project size, location, demand profile, economic environment and customer objectives.
Microgrids that include some combination of photovoltaics, combined heat and power and/or diesel generation; energy storage and an integrated control system is often the answer.