E.ON’s Pellworm Island Microgrid

In June, German utility E.ON is inaugurating a microgrid project on the on the North Sea island of Pellworm, approximately 100 miles northwest of Hamburg. The company views the demonstration as “a miniature version of what a future German energy network may look like: a centralized power plant, with hundreds, if not thousands of sources of small-scale microgeneration.” If the project is considered a success, the utility will then move to migrate the project toward a fuller smart grid by adding additional energy generators, storage, and loads.
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