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Microgrids: How to Prepare Energy Grids for the Next Superstorm

On October 22, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. It lasted for 10 days and caused $70B of damage, making it the second most costly hurricane in the US at the time.

Electricity, water, ANY utility you can think of went down. One family in NY describes being in *pitch-dark* for 8 hours after the power shut off and tying themselves to each other to avoid being separated in the strong winds. Another woman in NJ describes being trapped by flooding in her apartment for *three days* without power, before being

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Madhav Malhotra

Cofounder at The Plastic Shift. Learning how to create a sustainable planet. Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/madhav-malhotra/