Our Microgrid Energy Solutions

Simply put, a microgrid is small-scale, local power grid that can operate either connected to the utility or independently. Murphy International provides these resilient, reliable, cost-effective microgrid systems. We design, integrate, and build microgrids supported by renewable energy.

Microgrid projects are integral to initiatives that aim to strengthen the economy, save lives during natural disasters, and make our energy supply more sustainable and our electrical power more secure.

Microgrids increasing support more reliable, efficient and safe power for critical infrastructure in industrial, utility, healthcare, government, university, residential developments, and other applications

The primary driver for our microgrids is the ability to deliver reliable, clean power to critical facilities during an extended period by islanding or operating independently of the utility grid. A Simply put, a microgrid is small-scale, local power grid that can operate either connected to the utility or independently.  microgrid can better manage local power generation by providing optimal control, dynamic stability, and balance demand and generation on a small but critical scale.

Our projects integrate a combination of solar, wind, biomass, and traditional backup generation sources in a microgrid that is isolated, intentionally or otherwise, from the utility grid. It demonstrates how a combination of variable renewable energy sources and traditional backup power generation resources can be managed through the use of intelligent controls to maintain power quality and reliability.

Microgrids 101

Well-designed and managed microgrid can operate as a standalone power grid. Microgrids that are connected to utility power can support all or some of the power requirements for extended periods of time when the grid is unavailable. When it is repaired, the system automatically reconnects itself to the utility for full-system power delivery. [ more ]

Design Challenges

Creating a successful microgrid is challenging. It involves understanding basic system requirements, accommodating unique operating characteristics of generation sources, managing and prioritizing power requirements, and seamlessly interfacing with the utility grid. A structured approach to microgrid implementation gives us the ability to support critical infrastructure even in the event of a major power disruption. [ more ]

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