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Transmission of electricity in microgrids
James L. Kirtley, Jr.

Traditionally, electricity generation and distribution link a small number of generation sites to electricity users. The advent of distributed electrical generation from multiple wind and solar sources complicates the transmission and distribution of electricity. We are investigating ways of incorporating renewable generation resources into electric power systems, including the use of small networks called 'Microgrids', the use of real-time pricing of electric energy and measures such as flexible, interruptible tariffs, and load responsive control to help stabilize the power system, shave peak load and more effectively use renewable resources.










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