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The market for microgrids is slowly but surely expanding in the Midwest, and the technology is generating a lot of buzz. Energy analysts say that microgrids may be our best opportunity to support a cleaner, more resilient, more reliable power grid.  

But how exactly do microgrids work? In this video, David Chiesa breaks it down. Chiesa is senior director of global business development at Chicago-based S&C Electric, one of the largest companies constructing industrial-scale microgrids in the U.S.

Kevin Stark

Kevin has written for Midwest Energy News since May of 2017. His work has appeared in Pacific Standard, Chicago Reporter, Chicago Reader, and on NPR’s Latino USA, among other outlets.