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Turns out Democrats and Republicans agree on something – microgrids

by Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge


Highlights

Massachusettes based think tank, Civil Society Institute, conducted a survey that shows Independents, Democrats, and Republican voters have an interest in microgrids:

  • Around 1,000 voters were surveyed and more than half had never heard of the concept
  • After receiving a short description of the concept, more people became interested to learn more about microgrids and how they pertained to issues such as climate change, grid security, and grid modernization

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    Image from Civil Society Institute, Sourced from Microgrid Knowledge
  • Bipartisan support could eventually lead to the adoption of more microgrids 

The Climate Center has launched a new initiative supporting clean and smart community microgrids to build community energy resilience. The initiative, called “Advanced Community Energy,” will establish a decentralized power system of community microgrids built from the bottom up with clean power and storage to reduce the number of outages both planned and unplanned. 


Read more: https://microgridknowledge.com/microgrids-voters-survey/