Reliable, affordable power is taken for granted in most of the developed world, but 1.2 billion people around the globe live in areas that don’t have a centralized power source – that’s about 16 percent of the global population.?
Small-scale grids, or microgrids, are quickly emerging as a solution to this challenge of bringing a basic modern necessity to underdeveloped areas of the world. Microgrids are small networks that can independently power a facility or community.
Microgrids typically use renewable resources like solar and wind to generate much of their electricity in a clean and affordable manner, but battery power and diesel generators are used to pick up the slack for wind turbines on a calm day or solar panels when it’s cloudy.?
Emerson technology empowers the microgrid to seamlessly coordinate all of these disparate power sources — a critical need that allows it to replace a centralized power source.
We see all people having access to power, thanks to our breakthrough solutions that help the microgrid realize its full potential.