INNOVATIONS & INVENTIONS
Resiliency no longer means a “just-in-case” generator for the odd incident. Developed-world grids are under increasing stress, and grid performance failure is increasingly common, not just on load-peaking hot summer days. Natural catastrophes (cyclones and hurricanes, wild fires and earthquakes) strike suddenly and impact profoundly and indiscriminately. Climate trends challenge distributed agriculture (droughts, harvested yield spoilage long before production gets to market). Less-developed grids struggle to meet demand, operationally or cost effectively, and certainly not sustainably. Those at the “finger tips” of such grids, or those beyond the grid completely, are challenged disproportionately. Electricity and water and all the inextricably interwoven tangencies that affect subsistence and prejudice opportunity.
The satellite image above (courtesy NASA Earth Observatory, September 8, 2017) captures from space the rolling sequential pummeling of Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia. Hurricane Maria followed not long after. The founding principals of Resilient Energy & Infrastructure, in collaboration with key partners, began shortly thereafter to design, optimize, and integrate systems-of-systems suitable not only for general rural electrification purposes but also for specific situational events begging fast-response and fast-recovery energy.
Or better yet, pre-planning.
Ask us about our Rapid Deployment Hybrid MicroGrid (RDHM), and we’ve got other innovations and inventions in development.