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Conflict of interest[edit]

Major editors here may have a conflict of interest as employees and participants in the programs being described in this article. The article needs input from independent contributors to ensure neutrality. Jojalozzo 14:40, 19 July 2010 (UTC)


Large sections of this article appear to be lifted without attribution from the DER web site at LBNL. This is a likely source of bias and amounts to plagarism. Short quotes are appropriate when they are necessary but this sort of wholesale copying is not the WP way. Jojalozzo 14:40, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Merge with Distributed generation?[edit]

This article appears to overlap significantly with Distributed generation. What is the justification for this separate article? Jojalozzo 14:47, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Agree. Once you cut out the academic argot, what's left is "A microgrid is a locally-controlled set of generators which may be interconnected with centrally generated electricity or operate independantly. Development is a topic of ongoing academic research." which is about 1 paragraph to add to Distributed generation. Any article that needs 3-dozen entries in "See also" is not comprehenisve enough. Why say all that bafflegab around "Design around total system energy requirements" when what it really means is "combined heat and power", and "cogeneration" ? Why baffle us with "hetergenous power qualtiy and reliability" when you really mean "intermittent and unreliable power may still be useful and economoc for some users" ? And so on. --Wtshymanski (talk) 15:01, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps adding the core of this microgrids material to the DG article offers an opportunity to resolve the conflict of interest and copy/paste problems. Jojalozzo 15:04, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

"Do not merge; The article is too comprehensive to consider it as being simplistic. Such as a Voltaic (electric) solar array / wind turbine combiation that many individuals (including myself) have installed on their properties. The contributor has specified the system is multiscourced with regard to power generation, and the size of the installation cannot be considered to be domestic. an aside:- Grid tie inverter and Grid-tied electrical system are suitable candidates to merge as they both describe the same thing.Francis E Williams (talk) 21:54, 30 November 2010 (UTC)"

Agree to merge: The above was my original comment on Distributed Generation talk. Having read the article again more thoroughly I agree that there is little difference to the content expressed in both articles. Perhaps the main differences between content may be isolated as a seperate section in Distributed Generation under the Microgrid title?Francis E Williams (talk) 22:17, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Purpose of a Microgrid[edit]

"By this way, it paves a way to effectively integrate various sources of distributed generation (DG), especially Renewable Energy Sources (RES). It also provides a good solution for supplying power in case of an emergency by having the ability to change between islanded mode and grid-connected mode." The first sentence is not true, as the capability to go islanding is costly (switch, energy storage, EMS, resync option), and it is more economically efficient to have a distribution network without these features, but with remote control for DERs to install a lot of power generating units. The second sentance is true. --Gunnar (talk) 17:17, 11 May 2017 (UTC)