Times & Trends: Why Microgrids May Power Real Change

Times & Trends: Why Microgrids May Power Real Change

Why Microgrids May Power Real Change As electric utilities scramble to update the aging U.S. electrical grid, microgrids will be an important piece of the power puzzle.

The recent news story that downtown Detroit lost power for the better part of a day because of a faulty electrical cable in an decrepit electrical system is the latest  example of just how vulnerable the U.S. electrical grid is to outages.

Providence, R.I.,  recently lost power because a curious squirreling exploring a conduit carrying power cables shorted out the system. Many of us remember the mothers of all recent power failures, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, when 50 mil

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