Micro-grids and mini-grids
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Micro-grids and mini-grids are localized and potentially isolated electrical grids (when they are disconnected from main grid). They are at the forefront of decentralized electricity and provide an alternative model to main grids. They also capitalize on off-grid applications by taking them to the level of a community (from a house/building level).
They are also more prone to use renewable energies such as photovoltaic, fuel cells, advanced storage or can even be combined with fossil energies (diesel generator set or diesel GenSet) in a "hybrid-mode".
Main components of a mini-grid