Which do you feel is better, large Wind & Solar Farms? Or Localized Power Generation and why?!
- Oct 9, 2019 1:00 pm GMT
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The U.S. Department of Energy is currently pursuing a strategy to create a smart grid, an automated, cleaner and less-centralized means of meeting the nation's energy demands.
The idea of a localized power grid or microgrid fits into this overall strategy in several key ways.
First, the more power produced on a local level, the less a community will need to import from outside power plants or leech off the network. And there would be a reduction in transmission cost.
Many of the nation's energy woes are due to the electrical equivalency of a run on the bank. Temperatures suddenly skyrocket, so more people crank up the air conditioning -- which puts a huge drain on the grid.
If there's not enough to go around, then not everyone gets power -- at least until sufficient energy becomes available elsewhere on the grid.
What direction should we be pursuing?! 🤔