Jun 22, 2015
In times when the grid goes down, and there is a possibility of
having lives at stake, waiting for days for power to be reinstated
is such a long wait. Know more about how microgrid robots can help
sustain temporary power.
Microgrids can provide power in remote, rugged. and even dangerous
Problem is, you have to put people in risky situations to build the
you send robots out to do the job.
We are working to make microgrid robots (mobile microgrids), a
could have a far reaching impact on how we restore power after
Robots now assist recovery efforts in other capacities following
take robot capability one step further and have them restore
This approach will free up manpower to put more effort into saving
lives while the
robots establish power and communications.
For example, after snow storm when the power goes out. In the
future, it could mean hours instead of days of cold and
The plan: robots scurry safely to a site and determine the problem,
then hook up
a microgrid to provide power until the real grid can be
They can't provide power forever, but 4 robots can form a
microgrids could provide temporary power to a small neighborhood;
microgrids could relight a community.
This is an interdisciplinary problem.
We have to bring mobility, power electronics and the underlying
controls into one
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