Wild winter weather in Illinois presses the case for microgrid development

Energy News Network: Microgrid advocates have long touted the systems’ potential to help customers withstand extreme weather, a selling point that’s been stronger outside the Midwest in hurricane-prone areas along the East Coast.

Climate change could be changing that, though, as the risk of disruptive storms rises in the region alongside global temperatures. The shift is gradually improving the resilience case for microgrids in the Midwest.

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