Why Climate Change Can’t Knock Our Lights Out

Mar 18, 2022

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Between wildfires in California and ice storms in Texas in the past year, power grids all over the U.S. have been tested and failed. Now, a new partnership between the City of Palo Alto and tech company VMware is testing the potential of microgrids to advance resiliency at the community and corporate level. A microgrid as a local energy grid that can disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously. Discover how VMware’s innovative Community Microgrid will be used to augment the city’s emergency services by providing a charging site for their emergency command vehicles. We will share our learnings and why more communities need to explore this type of partnership as climate change continues to threaten traditional infrastructure.

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Nicola Acutt

VMware Inc

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Kenneth Dueker

City of Palo Alto

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