There is a lot of potential for microgrid systems to influence how electricity is produced, distributed and consumed. Here are some of those benefits:
Microgrids produce electricity within a localised area, reducing the need for reliance on the large-scale power production of a main grid. Without the need for transmission lines that may run hundreds of miles, there is a reduction in possible outages and more localised maintenance capacity.
Improved Energy Efficiency:
By working in smaller, localised areas, the ability to manage energy supply and demand is improved. The use of smart grid technologies combined with efficient management systems means the system can utilise real-time data to greater effect, thus balancing requirements and reducing energy waste.
Remote Area Supply:
Microgrids offer remote areas the capacity to generate and distribute their own electricity, thus providing independence, self-sufficiency and improved living standards.
Local Economic Development:
Some areas have unreliable electricity supplies or none at all. A microgrid system will give these communities a more reliable energy solution, as well as providing employment opportunities, and therefore economic benefits, to the community.
Microgrids are often connected to the main power grid, which offers benefits in both directions. The microgrid can export any surplus energy to the main grid, or conversely, island from the grid to reduce pressure in times of high demand on the main system – known as load balancing.
Localised areas supported by a microgrid have increased resilience against power outages. There is more control over how and when energy is generated and distributed.
Ending Fuel Poverty:
Microgrids offer more sustainable solutions and reduce the need to rely on electricity from fossil fuels and their associated rising costs, which are increasing fuel poverty.
DEUTZ believes that it is our responsibility to society to contribute to environment protection and climate around the world. That’s why our team has been working to develop DEUTZ Australia’s inaugural microgrid system. Anticipated to be released in Q4 2023, DEUTZ microgrids are designed to suit our region’s unique condition.
Each system consists of solar panels, expandable battery storage unit and a reliable DEUTZ diesel generator as a backup. Our microgrids will allow users to reduce dependency on fossil fuels for energy generation, support the current power grid by balancing production and demand and reducing strain on the grid, create more independent communities using sustainable energy generators and improve consumption by increased efficiency and reduced waste.