Solar power, batteries, cars that can charge buildings, a self-sustaining energy grid.
Snohomish County PUD’s $12 million microgrid is a clean energy experimenter’s dream. And it’s a tool that could one day become useful in the face of natural disasters, predicted to become more common as climate change persists.
It isn’t big, at least as far as electric projects go, but it’s big on ideas. The goal is to show all the possibilities of a microgrid, and give a chance for engineers to work out any kinks, while they still can.
During a visit in April, the site near the Arlington Airport had Gov. Jay Inslee impressed. He marveled ...