Inspired by some of ongoing discussions within the Off-The-Grid Energy proposed Subdomain, I’m curious to continue learning from you all:
What are the biggest challenges that exist today in modernizing our power grids? In your opinion is the energy infrastructure of the future better off becoming more centralized (such as supergrids), or more decentralized (such as local community microgrids)?
What are the biggest pain points when it comes to improving the reliability, resiliency, and security of grids to bring us closer to a world of (clean) energy abundance? While the technological challenges for these may be most immediately relevant, I’d love to have some feedback on the social, political, environmental, and economic aspects to consider as well from this community.