BEN is helping prepare for the wild ride ahead

In this article, BEN's Scott Willis explains how the Blueskin Energy Network is designed to aid the transition to a fully renewable and resilient electricity system able to bounce back from adverse events. In other words, become part of a community scale emergency kit now that we have entered the Long Emergency.

He argues that BEN provides more than just affordable local power and is useful in a couple of other ways as well: "Firstly, it could mean the lights temporarily stay on in a significant emergency if the main electricity network is knocked out. Secondly, if we create micro-grids incorporating local renewable electricity generation, we can reboot the main grid if ever there is a full blackout, by restarting incrementally".