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  • Feb 8, 2022

Microgrids need to be redefined.

In the past, many have envisioned microgrids as self-sustaining electric islands that can be separated from the grid in times of distress and operate autonomously for extended periods of time, relying on distributed generation sources. However, conceptual microgrids do not achieve economic and environmental objectives; therefore, utilities have not incorporated this approach into their resiliency plans.

Microgrids should be reimagined with targeted hardening and strategic undergrounding of the most critical T&D lines to ensure electric service can be provided to other critical infrastructure and areas designated as critical for continuity of communities.

A dedicated UG or hardened feeder or HV line is the solution to on-site generation never built.

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