25 Dec '14, 8am

ARTICLE SHARE! The Detroit Power Outage: A Lesson for Cities about Microgrids

Yes, A different more democratic grid. Cities and town need to own their grid and power sources, enough to stand alone at least for several days. The grid is already organized with "distribution substations" that supple a few 100 KW to a Mw is a 50 to 500 home distribution grid service. at the local low voltage home use, from the higher voltage greater grid. These distribution substations are the perfect place to put MSW to energy and fuels systems feeding reserve gas turbines. The local are installs solar on every good roof and parking lot. This is a complete 24/7 system for isolated communities. This is how the third world should build their grid. This is an easy tech, and should be no more expensive than the current systems. I bet many distribution substation already have a peaking generator connected to them. In the first world, they are already all connected to the gr...

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