20 Aug '11, 11am

Protecting Today's Electical Grid -- and Tomorrow's Smart Grid

Protecting Today's Electical Grid -- and Tomorrow's Smart Grid

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. You can see the full video at the bottom of this post, and archived episodes are online at EnergyNow.com . In 2003, a power line near Cleveland, Ohio sagged into a tree and shorted out. It started a cascade of failures across the Midwest, Northeast and parts of Canada, causing the worst blackout in U.S. history. Since then, utilities and grid operators have implemented new technology and procedures to guard against another major blackout. But the number of smaller power outages has doubled in recent years, costing the economy about $180 billion a year, according to University of Minnesota engineering professor and power grid expert Massoud Amin. Anchor Thalia Assuras looks at cutting-edge technology that can prevent blackouts before they occur, efforts b...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/08/20/protecting-todays...

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