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Has the time come for the decentralized power grid?

In some circles, the centralized power grid most nations have is on par with the dinosaur: big, clumsy and a thing of the past.

 

Whether it be the excessive costs of building and maintaining a centralized power grid, the occurrence of too many power blackouts from centralized power, or the risk of hackers and other bad actors impacting its power reliability, the need for a decentralized power grid on a national scale is critical to human civilization.

 

A decentralized power grid can include solar, geothermal, wind, or any number of innovative renewable technologies. They can include microgrids or even what I like to call the home grid. Power is generated locally and more cost effectively.

 

Here's the question: Has the time come for the decentralized power grid?

Poll Results
  • Yes (35%)
    6/17
  • No (12%)
    2/17
  • Maybe but will require proven technology (6%)
    1/17
  • It's a question of leadership (0%)
    0/17
  • The technology isn't there yet (6%)
    1/17
  • It's  a question of money and investment (29%)
    5/17
  • Other; please explain in comments (12%)
    2/17

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