It seems like we spend a lot of time talking about generator set installations and loads but not so much about the generator set operating environment. Things like altitude, ambient temperature, dusty or corrosive environments and seismic activity, among others, can have a marked impact on generator set life and performance.
"Microgrid" as a term has been around for decades. Its popularity seems to ebb and flow with how local generation costs compare with central utility costs energy costs; which only tells me there is something viable to the concept that just needs to be refined.
When planning an electrical system to support a customer’s critical loads, design engineers can face a nearly infinite number of possible component configurations to support the system. How do you meet the customer’s need with the right combination of components or the right configuration?