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Technology Advances Empowering Microgrids (Technical Insights)

Technology Advances Empowering Microgrids (Technical Insights)
Research Scope

Microgrids – ‘A Sneak Preview’

A distributed system is always better and more reliable than a centralized one.
Industries have long adopted this concept of distributed generation and energy storage by employing section-wise generation and back up units.
SCADA was first developed to achieve this industrial control and supervision.
Though Microgrids are modelled based on this distributed generation and control set up of industries, the monitoring and back-up structures used in modern microgrids are more robust, faster and much more sophisticated than those of industries.

Microgrids – ‘Significance of Tech. Advancements.’

The consumers, particularly power guzzlers, are expecting the delivery of quality power with improved system efficiency. The recent blackouts have driven concerns regarding the reliability of the existing grid and power hierarchy.
A number of technologies have evolved, thanks to huge investments in the fields of energy efficiency, control systems, power monitoring, and renewable generation.
Essentially, the aim is to integrate all these technologies into an automated grid supporting a small area, which can be connected to a larger main grid. This small grid should possess the ability to operate independently when required. These small grids also known as “Microgrids” improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the power network.

Coverage

This research service provides the following
Overview of microgrids
Types of microgrids
Technologies empowering microgrids
Future advances in microgrids
Strategic outlook
Strategic perspectives & directions

About this report

The consumers, particularly power guzzlers, are expecting the delivery of quality power with improved system efficiency. The recent blackouts have driven concerns regarding the reliability of the existing grid and power hierarchy. A number of technologies have evolved, thanks to huge investments in the fields of energy efficiency, control systems, power monitoring, and renewable generation. Essentially, the aim is to integrate all these technologies into an automated grid supporting a small area, which can be connected to a larger main grid. This small grid should possess the ability to operate independently when required. These small grids also known as “Microgrids” improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the power network. This research service includes: Overview of microgrids; Types of microgrids; Technologies empowering microgrids; Future advances in microgrids; Strategic outlook and Strategic perspectives & directions.


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Process and Methodology
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings
  • Microgrids - A Sneak Preview
    • Microgrids - Snapshot
    • Categorization of Microgrids
    • Microgrids-Component Technologies
    • Microgrid Architecture-Key Elements
    • Technology Advances Empowering Microgrids
    • Benefits for Energy Consumers
    • Growth Drivers and Industry Challenges
    • Unmet Needs-Technology Perspective
  • Sensor Innovations Empowering Microgrids
    • Key Sensor Technologies Enabling Microgrids
    • Key Providers/ Developers of Sensor Technology
    • Smart Sensors-Sensing + Monitoring
    • Inductively-powered Smart Grid Sensor
  • ICT Innovations Empowering Microgrids
    • Key ICT Technologies Enabling Microgrids
    • Key Providers/ Developers of Communication Technology
    • Unified Multi Technology Platform
    • Wireless Network to Power Wide Area M2M Communications
  • Energy Storage Innovations Empowering Microgrids
    • Key Energy Storage Technologies Enabling Microgrids
    • Key Providers/ Developers of Energy Storage Technology
    • Cost-effective and Safe Energy Storage
    • New Approach to Energy Storage
  • Electronics Innovations Empowering Microgrids
    • Key Electronics Technologies Enabling Microgrids
    • Key Providers/ Developers of Electronics Technology
    • Energy Saving GaN Power Semiconductor Devices
    • Highly Efficient SiC Transistors
  • Key Emerging Technologies Empowering Future Microgrids
    • NEMO: Grid Planning and Designing
    • X-Ray Imaging Technique for Investigating Reactions in Li-ion Batteries
    • Solar-Enabled Heating and Power Generation
    • Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) for Secure Microgrids
    • Microgrid Projects: Implementation Examples
  • Market Potential
    • Microgrid Market Revenue Forecast - 2014 to 2020
  • Strategic Insights
    • Strategic Outlook
    • Strategic Outlook of Future Microgrids
    • Strategic Directions
  • Key Patents & Contacts
    • Key Patents
    • Key Contacts
  • Appendix
    • Providers/ Developers of Microgrid Solutions

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