The report by CSA Group deals with trends in direct current (DC)-based distribution technology, including standards development. The topics covered include background on DC technology, industry drivers, DC microgrid case studies, codes and standards, and microgrid advantages and challenges. The report will be of interest to engineers, technologists, electric utility owners and operators, and system integrators.
Key words: architecture/engineering, HVAC, protocols/standards, Power over Ethernet (PoE), energy management, lighting systems/controls 

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