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DW Keefer is a Denver-based energy journalist who writes extensively for national and international publications on all forms of electric power generation, utility regulation, business models...

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There’s been plenty of discussion about adaptation via investments in back-up generators, micro-grids, battery storage. The authors suggest re-thinking the PSPS events themselves. So far, they say, PSPS events have been implemented using a "blunt tool: planned outages."

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Christopher Neely on Sep 28, 2020

The private sector has been making moves toward microgrids and "virtual power plants" but microgrid technology needs more buy-in from the public sector in California. With wildfires raging the way they were this year, combined with record temperatures, the state cannot afford to wait until the market fully adopts this technology. 

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