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Jun 12 2018   6:06PM GMT

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A microgrid is a small-scale power grid that can operate independently or collaboratively with other small power grids. Continued…

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“Most modern data centers draw on a local electrical grid for primary power and rely on diesel generators for backup power. A microgrid approach allows providers to take advantage of local, renewable and cheaper resources that afford the security of a more consistent, closer primary power source.” – Gina Narcisi

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In a _______ circuit, external noise can be picked up from appliances in the vicinity, from electrical transformers, from the atmosphere and even from outer space.
A. hard wired
B. hard-wired
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