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If you google "electric grid definition" you get this:
"An electric grid is a network of synchronized power providers and consumers that are connected by transmission and distribution lines and operated by one or more control centers." The term "synchronized power providers" is plural. The practical consideration is getting legislated funding to the appropriate users. In this case we wouldn't seek to fund "a small energy system capable of balancing captive supply and demand" but a "[micro] network of synchronized power providers...."

Thanks Matt. One thing that might help communicate the idea is to do a quick edit on the Moonshot website to say something like the goal is to "convert the neighborhoods served by power substations into microgrids that provide all their own power". What's there now is "convert substations into microgrids", which can be confusing because it suggests that the heart of the strategy is changing the equipment at the substation.

I guess we all have an intuitive idea of what's meant by a power microgrid and it's suggestion of local community because we compare it with our general understanding that most consumers are part of a grid served by big utilities. Technically a grid is a distribution network with two or more power sources, thus the service areas of the electrical substations in California are all already microgrids because they include multiple small power plants such as at least two homes with rooftop solar installations. And thus the important Moonshot idea is to grow the number and size of local power plants to provide all the electricity needed by all local microgrids. This is a popular idea with general support everywhere, and California is probably the best State in the USA to shoot for it.

I think you might also consider "keeping money spent on energy in the community" as a top stated benefit.

Matt, I've read the info at the links, and I see you're organization is relying primarily on the decades of work done by Bernard Lietaer. I'm familiar with all of Bernard's work on local, regional and global currencies. My work shared here is included as "one of the most important sectoral currencies" in the latest revision of the comprehensive guide to complementary currencies, "People Money", which Bernard coauthored. As a community currency designer working at the crossroads of community-scale energy and sustainable community economics, I work every day to advance my understanding in both fields, which is why I asked for info on the "decades of work" you mentioned that your organization had done on local currency, since I've never run across it.

I searched the publications you linked using the term "currency" and found four posts dating back to 2009, with one opinion piece about local currency.
the publication by The Club Of Rome was presented t the World Business Academy and nothing there is authored by the WBA except the thank you letter from the WBA President.

The article at the last link you provide is about complementary national systems rather than local/community currency systems, which is an old idea proven useful in the 20th Century by the introduction of the Swiss WIR during the great depression as a strictly national currency, in addition to the Swiss Franc that's traded internationally, such that the WIR cushions against fluctuations in the global economy.