Microgrids can help us be more energy resilient

PG&E has said it could take a decade to upgrade its infrastructure so it’s less likely to spark deadly fires. On Thursday, the utility reported a $1.6 billion loss in the third quarter related to fire charges. A group of California mayors think PG&E should be turned into a publicly owned cooperative utility. Is the answer here just to get off the grid or for utilities to split up into lots of smaller microgrids?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/microgrids-can-help-us-be-more-energy-resilient