Pittsburgh Could Lead in New Power Source for U.S. Cities

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto doesn’t just want to create a microgrid — he wants to create a grid of microgrids. “The idea of having an energy plant that is 100 miles away producing energy to make your toast would be left in the 19th century, where it was started,” the mayor said at a panel last week, hosted by Harvard Business Review, Siemens and 100 Resilient Cities. Trade publication Microgrid Knowledge points out that such an idea on a city scale is what you might call “daring.” “Microgrids themselves are nascent, never mind a network of them that uses automated software so that they can trade energy among each other,” the publication states.

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Source: Next City

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