The examples are plentiful:
A microgrid is enabling energy self-sufficiency for an Alaskan island.
And in Kenya, a microgrid is providing a reliable electric supply for an International Red Cross center that could no longer rely on the mainland grid, while another has harnessed wind energy for a remote village that never had the option of connecting to a central grid.
Whether it’s a matter of keeping the lights on, or turning them on in the first place, microgrid technology from ABB is providing stable, sustainable power as stand-alone systems or as back-up alternatives to central utility grids. And while the installation on Robben Island, South Africa is the newest of the company’s microgrid projects, it is but one of nearly 40 ABB microgrids now in place around the world.