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Microgrids Can Significantly Lower Operating Costs for Water Utilities

Energy is one of the most significant operating costs for a water or wastewater utility. Microgrid implementation at certain water or wastewater utility sites can produce sustainable energy that provides significant long-term cost savings. A new white paper outlines these benefits, water utility microgrid design considerations and ideal facility criteria for utilities to get the most out of this innovative energy management solution.

What is a microgrid?

A microgrid is an integrated electrical energy system consisting of multiple interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DERs). When operated under a consolidated control and energy management system, these DERs microgrids can produce and distribute electricity and operate independently from the larger power grid.

 

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