The Oregon power grid is sorely in need of a massive upgrade in the power generation systems. An overwhelming majority of the power created and used in Oregon is generated through highly centralized systems of operation, which has lead to an oppressive amount of market control in the hands of a few.
During the months of July & August I will be conducting a series of studies and interviews covering both the current state of the centralized power generation facilities in Oregon and the large variety of options currently available on the market to assist in the process of decentralizing the power grid.
A decentralized power grid provides even more than reduced costs and increased renewable energy resources; it distributes the power production capabilities during an emergency, potentially saving lives during important times. It also creates an increasing demand for distributed power production capabilities, decreasing costs for the units themselves and increasing related opportunities.