The most advanced microgrids use multiple fuel sources, multiple power-generating assets, energy storage, CHP production, and modern digital controls. They operate with an awareness of the real-time commodity costs of fuel and electricity.
An example is the microgrid at Princeton University. Recognized among the best-in-class microgrids, Princeton’s gas-fueled CHP plant produced the heating, cooling, and electricity for the campus during Hurricane Sandy, keeping the university up and running when much of the state was dark.
Read the full story, co-authored by Ted Borer, Princeton University Energy Plant Manager, on the Consulting-Specifying Engineer online magazine.