How it works
The microgrid is connected to the main electricity network but can operate independently by drawing from local renewable energy sources. Intelligent monitoring equipment within the microgrid will detect a fault in the system and can respond immediately to maintain power supply for the town.
An automated text message alert system will be activated so that when power is interrupted and the microgrid is operating, a notification will be sent to mobile phones so residents can adjust their power usage. Managing power usage will prolong the battery charge while the microgrid is operating and the town is disconnected from the network.