What if your town doubled as a residential power grid?

Microgrid communities are energy-resilient communities that can operate independently from a larger municipal electrical system when necessary.

For all of California’s many charms, living here isn’t always easy.

There’s the astronomical cost of housing, of course, and the seemingly constant threat of catastrophe, whether from earthquakes, fires or extreme heat. Especially as the effects of climate change increase, disaster often seems to be lurking right around the corner.

This newsletter recently covered the increasing popularity in California of “disaster-proof” homes, built to better withstand high winds and temperatures, and to limit entry points for wildfire embers. And last year, my colleague Ivan Penn wrote about Californians who, out of frustration with blackouts and rising utility prices in our warming world, are opting to live off the grid.

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Source: The New York Times

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