​Microgrids have the potential to help utilities and their customers by mitigating long-term outages from extreme weather events, providing grid services, and improving reliability. Improved performance and decreasing costs for distributed energy technologies have resulted in increased microgrid deployments, many of which are beginning to incorporate energy storage. This article series, the based on the CEATI report: Integration and Coordination of Energy Storage within Microgrids, evaluates how energy storage is currently being used in microgrids and considers best practices for integrating energy storage technologies.