When the Power Goes Out, Microgrids Keep Electricity Flowing – Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal When the Power Goes Out, Microgrids Keep Electricity Flowing Wall Street Journal For example, a turbine might serve mainly to produce heat, but the spinning of its blades can also create electricity. Microgrids, small-scale power networks that can operate independently of the main grid, are generating new interest for two main reasons: the spread of alternative power sources like solar, which make local networks more feasible, and the power-snapping impact of severe storms like Hurricane Sandy and the derecho windstorms earlier in 2012, which both knocked out electricity to millions.
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