For any technology which proposes a radical rethinking of the architecture of infrastructure so pervasive and critical as the electrical grid, the challenge is to not only prove it is possible, but moreso to prove that it is feasible. We discuss three aspects of feasibility:
- Is it technically feasible, meaning have these technologies been commercially proven at large scale and in the harsh environments typical for electrical grid infrastructure?
- Is it economically feasible, meaning can it be deployed at the same cost or lower cost than the existing technology?
- Can it be effectively deployed incrementally so that a wholesale change is not required?
We believe that the answer to all three questions is "yes", and explain our rationale below. However, we also acknowledge that this concept is in a very early stage of development, and much further development and feasibility analysis is required.