Among the many challenges facing electric grids around the world, there are three significant challenges that island communities often share:
- Vulnerability to power fluctuations
- Speedbumps on the road to net zero
- High variability of weather
Sophisticated high-speed control technologies combined with advancements in inverter-based distributed energy resources (DERs) are emerging as a key innovation to manage these common island grid challenges and sustain electric reliability on a highly renewable, distributed electric grid. This white paper explores how island utilities can address these challenges while reaching their decarbonization goals.