What community microgrids offer to North American cities and towns

"Towns and cities are awakening to the importance of community microgrids; to the value of gaining control over their energy supply, and ensuring that it is clean, efficient and secure.

Recent storms and power outages have accelerated the trend, as has the realization among local officials that developing local energy can help municipalities."

Source: Microgrid Knowledge

Microgrids should be a strong component of resilient, smart cities

"Modernizing power delivery – particularly in a time of rapidly expanding populations and rising costs of a reliable power supply – encompasses more than replacing old components with new. The investments will need to address integration of larger shares of renewable energy while delivering on higher levels of reliability and resilience that are demanded by energy consumers and businesses."

Source:  Black & Veatch