When We Lose Electric Power Service

The case for distributed power production just got a whole lot stronger.

We lost power last night. It started in the afternoon and that seemed innocent enough. We’ve seen blackouts before. Usually, they’d only last a couple of minutes or hours and then they’d be done. We’d be back in business with the refrigerator, the AC, and all the electronics. But today, we’re waiting extra long. First, they said it’d be fixed by 2 pm. Then, just as that time was approaching, I got a text indicating that power would not be restored…