If you want to achieve cost-effective increased self-sufficiency and your project is complex with multiple energy demands, then a microgrid could be appropriate.

This brief guide outlines what a microgrid is (a local energy system which incorporates three key components – dispersed demand, self-generation and storage), as well as the benefits and evolving applications of this technology.

The guide highlights illustrative projects based on Arup’s experience to demonstrate how a microgrid can be included in a project or subsequently installed. We also address a few solutions to potential technical challenges such as power quality, grid synchronisation and overall microgrid control.

Our microgrids guide has been developed as a result of increased demand in the market place and has been written by our experts working in energy systems and process – bringing together technical integration and project delivery.

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