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The Power of Microgrids in the Global Energy Transition - Rocky Mountain Institute:

The Power of Microgrids in the Global Energy Transition August 17, 2017 | By Kaitlyn Bunker Siana Teelucksingh Electricity grids are the largest machines in human history, comprised of diverse equipment used to generate and transmit the power that enables our modern lifestyle. Behind the equipment and vast network of connections are the system operators, the people who ensure that our electricity needs are met at every second. In nations big and small, a reliable electricity supply underpins the economy and is central to daily life in today’s world. And while a temporary loss of electricity at home is an inconvenience, in critical facilities such as hospitals and military bases, it can be life threatening—causing disruption to essential services or military readiness. One way to address this risk is to develop microgrids—small networks that generate electricity for local c...

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