1. MG is an independent grid with both load and power generation.

  2. MG is having option to be connected to the grid (via PCC - Point of Common Coupling ) or can be islanded.

  3. MG is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid.

  4. Intelligent monitoring and control of MG make it as a smart sub system for smart grid technology.

  5. MG can include uncontrollable loads as well as distributed energy resources such as generators, storage devices, and controllable loads

  6. MG is having a control strategy to maintain, on an instantaneous basis, real and reactive power balance when the system is islanded

  7. MG over a longer time, to determine how to dispatch the resources.

  8. The control system must also identify when and how to connect/disconnect from the grid.