What are the benefits of microgrids?

Microgrids have variable settings and setups, which provide benefits to end users in a variety of ways, from energy savings for private homes with solar panels, to providing remote communities with electricity where it was previously unavailable.

Microgrids offer energy solutions that integrate renewable energy sources which in turn reduce costs. Low-cost energy for people everywhere, and the avoidance of energy poverty is a hugely desirable outcome as the world looks to a more sustainable future.

Energy resilience is another benefit with a microgrid that ensures continued supply.

For example, in some instances, such as emergency services, it is critical that energy is delivered reliably. Similarly, rural communities often suffer from power outages and shortages and this is where a microgrid system comes in handy.

Microgrid control systems also enable efficiencies to be utilised.

By importing and exporting with the main grid, microgrids manage peak demands and support the grid. This balancing of loads and optimisation of delivery reduces energy waste, and hence costs.

In some instances, installation of a microgrid may make more financial and economic sense than connection to the main grid.

Independence is another added benefit when communities have the flexibility to operate autonomously or switch onto the main grid. It increases energy security too.

As many businesses move towards embracing sustainability as a vital part of energy solutions for the future, microgrids can provide opportunities for appropriate renewable energy sources to be utilised in individual situations because the system is designed specifically for each application.

Using solar, wind and hydro energy sources also helps reduce greenhouse gases and reduces environmental impact.

With microgrids providing economic, financial, environmental, collaborative and sustainable benefits to individuals, businesses and communities in any location, it is no surprise that they are being considered as the best option for the future delivery of electricity. That’s why DEUTZ Australia is presently in the process of developing our inaugural microgrid system that integrates solar panels for energy generation and a battery storage platform to retain the generated energy.

This versatile platform is offered in both low voltage and high voltage configurations and can be expanded to accommodate higher capacities.

To ensure continuous power supply around the clock, the system is backed by a DEUTZ diesel generator. It can operate independently as a standalone power supply system or seamlessly connect with the primary grid when access is available. By harnessing clean and sustainable energy sources like solar power, this system minimises reliance on fossil fuels, promoting environmental sustainability.

As a company that endorses environmental and climate protection, DEUTZ Australia is glad to see microgrids are becoming more popular and widely used. We believe this will also lead to the advancement of technology and sustainable future solutions.