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I've been a business journalist since 1985 when I received an MBA from Penn State. I covered energy, technology, and venture capital for The Philadelphia Business Journal from 1998 through 2013....

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Two MIT professors have received a $150,000 seed fund grant from their employer to develop what the article I linked to calls "a foundational design approach for building hurricane-resistant smart grids."

The approach "… accounts for the uncertain failure rates of grid components due to hurricane winds and floods, and leverages the flexibility enabled by distributed energy resources, like reconfigurable microgrids, localized renewable energy, and storage devices,” one of the professors said.

Two other professors received a grant to develop a building-grid optimization framework to help move towards zero-emissions neighborhoods, but the article doesn't go into any depth about it.

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