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The local energy alternative supporting strong communities | La alternativa energética local que apoya a las comunidades fuertes
The population of Puerto Rico needs an energy alternative offering reliability at affordable cost.
We believe that this alternative exists in the form of energy generated by local sponsors and distributed to their neighbors.
DexGrid's products facilitate this transition, promoting sustainable community microgrids.
- A microgrid is a localized power grid, with its own source of energy supply, serving a relatively small network of electricity users. A microgrid can be either connected to the utility grid or operate independently.
- A community microgrid is a microgrid that sells and distributes locally generated and stored electricity to consumers of the community.
Within community microgrids:
- Anchors are the sponsors, the local businesses, manufacturers, homeowner associations and municipalities that kickstart a microgrid project for sustainable and lower cost electricity while, at the same time, selling their electricity to their neighbors. These anchors can be Rookies (non-energy experts) and Pros (experts in energy).
- Neighbors are the electricity consumers of the community microgrids alongside the anchor. Neighbors make up a diversified group of consumers, ranging from low income households to businesses.
- Neighbors include also the electricity prosumers, such as the neighbors with their own energy generation and storage systems, looking to sell their excess electricity for real money, instead of discounted utility credits. Prosumers may also be consumers of the microgrid.
DexGrid offers a comprehensive solution including: