When the islanded microgrid at Stone Edge Farm near Sonoma, Calif., kept operating for 10 hours in spite of the fires that caused outages nearby, the operators seized the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the surprises they encountered.
The first surprise, of course, were the fires that struck suddenly, stoked by high winds and dry conditions. While the fires didn’t burn the farm’s property, they came within about five miles.
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Microgrid Kept Power on Even as the California Wildfires Caused Outages, by Lisa Cohn, Microgrid Knowledge, October 27, 2017.