Magic of Microgrids

How can we design a microgrid to increase our community’s energy resilience?

Career/Technical (CTE), Science, STEM
Key Content
energy production, electrical systems, presentation skills
Modern eco house with solar panels and windmills to use alternative energy

Students learn what microgrids are and how they are being used as one of many tools in building energy resilience. They identify a critical sector of the community and determine what would be involved in creating a self-sufficient microgrid that could connect to and disconnect from the larger electrical grid for a designated duration of time. They consider available power sources appropriate for their regional context and resilience needs and incorporate these power sources into their plans.