R. P. Delio's microgrid solutions are enabling independence in the most challenging of frontiers. But more comprehensive changes are also being ushered in.
The switch over to distributed, renewable energy systems doesn't just mean cutting loose from fossil fuels and embracing new energy sources. It also demands new models for electricity generation, inverting relationships between producers, consumers and infrastructure operators. And its herald is the microgrid.
We see the monolithic command-and-control grid being subverted by the small-scale, community-centric integration of electricity supply, delivery and management services. Intelligent microgrids that combine generation, distribution, consumption and storage at a local scale – all operating under the aegis of advanced monitoring, control and automation systems, such as our Waypoint Power™ platform. Such microgrids will help place self-generated electricity directly into the hands of local communities, reworking traditional energy infrastructure from the bottom up, and so enabling true energy independence.