A scalable architecture for the interconnection of microgrids

microgrid bihar india tata center

Energy

Faculty

Munther Dahleh

Research Mentor

Reja Amatya

Microgrid technology is an alternative to the central grid for the electrification of India. However, there are still substantial barriers to communities acquiring this technology.

Microgrids are often installed as independent, standalone systems. Due to the intermittent nature of renewable power, microgrids either require a large storage system (and therefore are quite expensive) or suffer from a lack of reliability.

This project is developing a solution for the scheduling and interconnection of microgrids. Allowing microgrids to share their flexibility and excess supply and demand across a larger system would smooth supply-demand imbalances, lead to more efficient use of energy, and reduce capital costs, with the end goal of making microgrids a more feasible energy solution in the developing world.