Thomas, excellent post! There are a lot of power boats out there that develop starting problems for exactly the reason you mention. Measure the wire from the starter switch to the starter solenoid and you will find that even 20 feet of 16 gauge can cause enough resistance (especially with 5 years of environmental corrosion) to cause a failure to draw in the solenoid. The cure in these boats, it to place a relay like that found at Radio Shack near the starter. The relay takes a few milliamps to pull up, the contacts will handle the current draws for years. Choose the right relay, and we can use a 1000 feet of cat 5 for a remote button.. I know you already know this, but I add it for readers that might not. I plan to show all durign the install.
The idea should be that energy price in the grid is not limited. It rises and falls with demand, it falls (down to a limit of fixed costs) and rises opposite to unbalanced supply (falls when supply leads over demand and rises when vice versa), and it is up to consumers to equip each of their appliances with intelligence (embedded in appliance itself or in a plug-into device) and means for receiving the current energy price from the grid, so that each appliance could be programmed to bail out and switch off when its running cost gets above certain upper limit rate. If there is energy shortage in the grid, this set up essentially *auctions* it to consumers, and consumers can prioritize their devices: life support machines switch off never (and probably should be exempted from competition altogether), low power devices such as essential LED lighting or network and telecommunication equipment can afford to stay on even on higher price rates, but heavy loads will probably have to wait, or reduce workload, or else pay increasing premium price.