Positive Future #703 (Feature photo – Micro-Grid Power over a Parking Lot – Public Domain)
Frequently we hear stories of how the power goes out (storms, fires, grid obsolescence). It hardly makes the news anymore until 1 million people or more are without power – and sometimes for days.
EnergyCentral journalist Nevelyn Black brings us the story of the potential micro-grid explosion. A micro-grid can be as small as a city block where residents and businesses work together to have their own small power-grid. Keeping the power on is a lot more likely to happen if there are 1,000 smaller independent grids that one mega-grid that can fail and bring everyone down – a common event that is not only irritating, but dangerous. You can read the full story here: