The Smart Grid and Natural Disasters | The Energy Collective

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Image Each new large-scale natural disaster delivers its own unique cocktail of heartache and damage, but the need to modernize the electrical grid is a common denominator—growing only more glaring with each new setback.More than 8 million people…

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

"Fuel cells, solar thermal generating stations, photovoltaic fields, wind farms, diesel, natural-gas-fired turbines, microturbines and other renewable and non-renewable sources of energy can be aggregated in a microgrid….. a microgrid could automatically detach from the greater grid and continue to deliver power to sectors of customers in abnormal conditions. And this would enable utilities, too, to more strategically and efficiently deploy resources to damaged areas of the grid to make repairs and restore service."

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