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Moving Away From Central Power

Date: February 2014
Publication: Electricity Today

The “think globally, act locally” concept is completely in-step with today’s growing infatuation with microgrids—a small-scale power system that provides distributed generation, autonomous load centers and the ability to operate independently. And while microgrids might be the answer to many power problems around the world—such as access and reliability—they need to be managed and monitored closely. For microgrids to reach their optimal performance, the issues of security and resiliency enter the fray. It’s a technology to watch in 2014. Read more