Use smart microgrids to power communities with locally produced renewable energy—increasing self-sufficiency and reducing emissions at the same time.
A smart microgrid is like a mini version of the main power grid, with three key differences. First, microgrids are hyperlocal, connecting a small network of nearby electricity users. Second, they’re independent from the central grid, which means they can provide backup power during an outage (or serve remote communities that aren’t able to connect to the main grid). And third, they’re intelligent—integrating machine learning and increasingly affordable renewable energy sources to maximize efficient power use. With 800 million people living without electricity worldwide and many more facing energy insecurity due to climate change, smart microgrids are a powerful technology to revolutionize the way we produce, consume, and share clean energy.