This is the final training in the four-part series describing how to implement microgrids in the federal sector. It provides an overview of the microgrid conceptual design process. Once a federal agency has developed a preliminary microgrid scope and plan, conceptual design can begin. Developing a microgrid conceptual design includes defining functionality; collecting detailed information about the site's existing and future loads, generation and infrastructure; identifying preliminary modeling needs; and describing system integration.
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Introduction to Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Scoping of Microgrids
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Planning for Microgrid Implementation
Implementing Microgrids in the Federal Sector: Microgrid Conceptual Design
Chuck Kurnik, Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Chuck Kurnik has broad engineering experience in energy; remote power, communications, and instrumentation; and manufacturing. He manages the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's support of microgrid implementation at three U.S. Marine Corps bases. He also manages the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Uniform Methods Project and DOE's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals. In addition, he served as the site operations manager for DOE's Solar Decathlon.
Bharat Solanki, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Read Bio
Bharat has nine years of experience working in microgrid research and deployment. He has worked on several microgrid projects from the concept level to complete operating microgrid systems. He was previously a microgrid technical lead for Siemens Canada.
Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to:
- Categorize types of microgrids (island, grid-connected);
- Define functionality needs of microgrid (concept of operations);
- Collect pertinent data (building loads, generation, controls,);
- Recognize modeling needs; and
- Describe distributed energy generation integration.