Greater wildfire risks prompt growth of electrical ‘microgrids’ to rely less on PG&E

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

For Geof Syphers, CEO of Sonoma Clean Power, microgrids are part of a larger effort to gain energy independence from PG&E’s distribution monopoly in Northern California. Instead of relying on a large corporation’s efforts to migrate toward renewable sources of energy, like solar and wind, a microgrid makes everyone a participant in reducing a community’s carbon footprint, he said.

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