DER-CAM: An Optimal Tool for Microgrid Design

DER-CAM: An Optimal Tool for Microgrid Design
Posted: 14 Sep 2014
Stephanie Hamilton
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

In the aftermath of numerous outages connected with extreme weather, excessive loads, and other challenges to energy supply, decentralized energy systems are commanding more attention than ever before. While exploring alternative resources and technology integration can lead to cheaper and more efficient energy access, new challenges rise as the complexity of energy systems increases. The challenges confront not only electric utilities, but also energy end-users, many of whom have begun asking how can my company benefit from being in a microgrid?, What technologies offer us the most benefits?, or How much of each is needed?

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