Green IS and Sustainability (SIG Green)

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Complete

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1645

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Microgrids integrate distributed energy resources into an energy network reliably and efficiently. However, research of real-world examples at the international level is limited. We conduct a morphological analysis for microgrid design options to examine the status quo of academic literature. We identify 18 dimensions with 60 characteristics divided into the five layers governance, business, intelligence, communication, and physical. Subsequently, we classify 30 real-world microgrids with diverse types and locations using our morphological box. Our analysis reveals future research requirements regarding social aspects, business models, critical success factors, and maturity levels. We provide a framework supporting decision-makers to identify microgrid design options and promote socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable, resilient, and decentralized energy supply.

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Classification of Real-World Microgrids Based on a Morphological Analysis

Microgrids integrate distributed energy resources into an energy network reliably and efficiently. However, research of real-world examples at the international level is limited. We conduct a morphological analysis for microgrid design options to examine the status quo of academic literature. We identify 18 dimensions with 60 characteristics divided into the five layers governance, business, intelligence, communication, and physical. Subsequently, we classify 30 real-world microgrids with diverse types and locations using our morphological box. Our analysis reveals future research requirements regarding social aspects, business models, critical success factors, and maturity levels. We provide a framework supporting decision-makers to identify microgrid design options and promote socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable, resilient, and decentralized energy supply.

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