Alumna Alexandra von Meier on Multi-Customer Microgrids to Combat Wildfires
Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier, an ERG Alumna and director in the California Institute for Energy and Environment’s Electric Grid program area, discusses how locally sourced power, compared to shutting off power, can better prevent wildfires. She specifically focuses on multi-customer microgrids, and its potential on becoming a more efficient solution while ensuring individuals still have electricity during such power shut offs.
To read more about some of the prominent issues the current energy grid has when it comes to providing electricity during these electricity shut offs, check out the full article here: Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer.