Microgrids can stand alone or feed into a bigger network. Are they a smarter solution to power distribution?
When it comes to power distribution, the focus of the past has been on building larger and larger electricity grids, but with size comes vulnerability.
So why not develop autonomous, yet interconnecting micro-grids? Ones that can stand alone or feed into a bigger network.
Steve Pullins, Founder and CEO of Horizon Energy Group
Peter Asmus, Principal Research Analyst, Navigant
Dawn Santoianni, Managing Director at Tau Technical Communications, LLC
Artist: Massive Attack
Are Microgrids the Key to Energy Security? Scientific American post by Dawn Santoianni (http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2012/12/18/guest-post-are-microgrids-the-key-to-energy-security/)
Horizon Energy Group (http://www.horizonenergygroup.com/page.asp?p=About%20Us)
Navigant Market Data: Microgrids (http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/market-data-microgrids)
Navigant Microgrid Enabling Technologies (http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/microgrid-enabling-technologies)
What are Microgrids? Tau Technical Communications LLC (http://www.tautechnical.com/?p=833)