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Microgrids are a growing segment of the energy industry, representing a paradigm shift from centralized structures toward more localized, autonomous, dynamic, and bi-directional energy networks, especially in cities and communities. The ability to isolate from the larger grid makes microgrids resilient, while their capability of forming scalable energy clusters permits the delivery of services that make the grid more sustainable and competitive. Through an optimal design and management process, microgrids could also provide efficient, low-cost, clean energy and help to improve the operation and stability of regional energy systems. To cover the above-mentioned promising and dynamic areas of research and development, this book, as an edited collection of the papers published in the Special Issue “Microgrids: The Path to Sustainability”, was launched to gather contributions on different aspects of microgrids in an aim to impart higher degrees of sustainability and resilience to energy systems while paving the way for developing new planning, integration, and management solutions in the power and energy sector.