Connecting countries to climate technology solutions
English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French Russian Spanish Yoruba

A Framework for the Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits of Microgrids

Publication date:
G Young Morris, Chad Abbey, Geza Joos, Chris Marnay
Type of publication:
Relevant for:
Knowledge partner:

This paper proposes a methodology for systematizing and representing benefits of microgrids. The proposed methodology is used to determine the economic feasibility of a microgrid and distributed generation installed on a typical Canadian rural distribution system model. The study attempts to minimize the cost of energy served to the community, considering the fixed costs associated with microgrids and distributed generation, and it suggests that benefits accrue to a variety of stakeholder groups.