Microgrids are small-scale electricity production and distribution grids, which can operate as a part of or individually from (island mode) the regular grid. They provide new options for managing distribution, local optimization of energy supply, and for incorporating distributed and renewable energy resource (DER). Microgrids are also expected to play an important role globally in the context of rural electrification.
CINELDI develop concepts, technologies and solutions for optimal design, operation, and integration with the distribution system. In order to achieve this, solutions and technologies need to be tested and verified in real environments.
Transition to and from island mode
A microgrid’s ability to transition to and from island mode is crucial.
Utsira: An islanded grid on an island
Utsira is an island located outside Haugesund. It has both solar (PV) and large penetration of wind power production but is mainly supplied from the mainland by ageing subsea cables.