Today, the traditional centralized grid is often suffering from frequent instabilities, outages, and uncertainty. In particular, the outages result in a large number of consumers going for hours, days, or weeks without electricity. The situation is even worse during harsh conditions such as hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters that not only interfere with the grid but also with the supply chain.
An outage leads to lost productivity while some consumers opt to invest in additional alternative power systems such as fossil fuel generators, which are not only costly but harmful to the environment. Frequent outages often leave most of the consumers uncertain as to whether they will get power throughout the day or not. To overcome these challenges and improve reliability, many institutions, organizations, industrial and commercial consumers are turning to ABB microgrids solutions.