Friday, January 20, 2012

UC San Diego's Microgrid Shows Path to the Future of the Power Grid

A video by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non-profit think-tank based in Colorado, highlighted UC San Diego's microgrid as one of the best-in-class examples of how an electricity network can provide local control but is still interconnected with the larger electricity grid. The video features environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl and graduate student Bryan Urquhart. Be sure to watch the whole video. The last shot shows Prof. Kleissl using alternative transportation, namely a scooter, to get around campus.

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