Consider This: Nation's first cloud-based microgrids planned for Chelsea and Chinatown

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Last month half-a-million Massachusetts households lost power when a Nor'easter ripped through coastal New England. Some went without electricity for four days.

Scientists warn that as the climate changes, we can expect more frequent and powerful storms to disrupt the electric grid.

To plan for a more resilient energy future, two environmental justice communities are building the nation's first ever cloud-based microgrids.

Consider This cohost Paris Alston speaks with WBUR senior correspondent Bruce Gellerman.

This segment aired on November 18, 2021.


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