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Pratexo Tackles Microgrid Problems
Poornima Apte writes about edge computing software for utilities
One of the thorniest problems facing the US when it comes to decarbonization is the age and structure of the power grid. Currently, the grid is designed for power to move from big, centralized locations, to smaller substations, to homes and businesses. The whole process needs to be reversed, so that power is generated at thousands of locations, transmitted to substations and redistributed as needed. Rather than “the power grid” we need a whole bunch of “micro power grids.” The whole system needs to become decentralized. The idea of reversing the flow of power seems fairly simple, but in fact is very complex. One reason is that the entire system must be monitored constantly. One company working to simplify the process of decentralizing power distribution is Pratexo. Engineer-turned-writer Poornima Apte wrote about how Pratexo is working to reshape the way power is distributed for Insight.tech. Her interview with CEO Blaine Mathieu digs into how the company is using software to increase the speed of change in the decarbonization in the utilities sector.
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