Casino resorts or Rancherias in California are staying ahead of possible power outages through the use of micro grids.

Facilities such as the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort can go off-grid when heat spikes or natural disasters threaten power supplies to the facilities according to a report in the Sacramento Bee.

The paper noted that the recent Butte fire which caused much devastation in the region failed to stop the casino resort from functioning because of a specialized network of generators and electrical equipment that gave the Rancheria temporary energy independence from the regional power grid operated by Pacific Gas and Electric.

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