The New Big Thing In Energy: Microgrids

Small networks of power generators in "microgrids" have the potential to enable communities manage, trade and sell their own power.
September 26, 2005, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Microgrids are small community networks that supply electricity and heat. They could make substantial savings, and emissions cuts with no major changes to lifestyles, researchers say.

...Microgrids are designed for a smallish community -- a typical UK housing estate for example. They deal much more efficiently with fluctuating power demands which the national grid is not flexible enough to cope with."

Thanks to Ashwani Vasishth

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2005 in BBC
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