Towns, Factories, Agriculture, Mines
At the fringe of electric grids, electricity demand can exceed transmission capacity.
Distributed generation capacity can mitigate the need for expensive capacity upgrades to transmission and distribution networks, but only if the generation is flexible and matches the local demand.
Terrajoule power plants can stabilize power, fill in the gaps left by wind and PV, eliminate the need for new transmission and distribution capacity, and displace electricity derived from fossil fuels. The payback is fast, and the systems are straightforward to deploy and maintain.