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Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held the Microgrid Workshop on August 30-31, 2011, in San Diego, California. The purpose of the workshop was to convene experts and practitioners to assist the DOE in identifying and prioritizing research and development (R&D) areas in the field of microgrids. The targets of the OE microgrid initiative are to develop commercial scale microgrid systems capable of reducing outage time of required loads by >98% while reducing emissions by >20% and improving system energy efficiencies by >20%, by 2020.