Once a number of communities are using DERs, they can combine resources to create a “virtual” power plant.
This could create a revenue source for the community, which could be used for social investments.
Where large power plants can sometimes shut down unexpectedly, it is highly unlikely that the distributed components of a “virtual” power plant would simultaneously fail. So, EFA’s solutions would increase the stability of the grid for the benefit of all.
Also, if blackouts became difficult for legacy infrastructure to avoid, their effects would be greatly mitigated by distributed energy resources, which can ‘kick in’ while replacement power plants become operational.