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Autonomous Energy Grids—or AEGs— would allow the electric grid to operate differently than it has before.

Instead of relying on slow-acting, centralized computing platforms for grid control,

AEGs could self-organize and optimize themselves at the grid edge.

To do this, AEGs would rely on scalable cellular blocks that coordinate with other cells at the local and regional level.

The cells could participate in optimal operations when interconnected to the larger grid.

In case of a grid disturbance, they could isolate problems and reconfigure the grid quickly,

ensuring that customers can maintain power.

With support, AEGs could become a national solution for grid resilience.

Visit www.nrel.gov to learn more.


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