Dawn of Microgrids (Microgrid*)

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Before there was the grid, there was the microgrid.

Electrification in the United States often proceeded from a diesel generator and local distribution in an isolated town to the development of the big utilities and complex grid of generation, transmission and distribution of the 21st century.

Now, however, a convergence of smart grid technology, renewable energy development, and an increasing number of weather-related grid outages is sending us back to the future and a new kind of microgrid."