Post by David B. Benson on Oct 13, 2019 19:29:56 GMT 9.5
Microgrids are promoted as a means to enhance efficiency and reliability --- By some. Here is a thread for discussing this concept.
We start with www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/business/power-blackouts-california-microgrids.amp.html where the idea stems from the very large area blackouts being used by California utilities to minimize the risk of their equipment starting yet another large wildfire. The effect is that everyone who can installs a carbon dioxide emitting combustion engine powered home generator. This keeps their freezer and refrigerator working so long as they have fuel. But microgrids, running in fire hazard free zones, would be more economic, it is claimed.
There may be other reasons to promote microgrids despite appearing to be less economic than the traditional macrogrids now in place. Or is that not so in some localities?