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Maybe America's energy grid is safer than we thought

When the power went out in New York City and elsewhere inside a triangle bounded by Ohio, Massachusetts, and Ontario in August 2003, many of us learned that America's power grid is out of date and vulnerable to massive failure. When an estimated 55 million people lost electricity in the U.S. and Canada because of a fallen limb and a software bug at a power plant near Cleveland, we learned a new phrase: "smart grid." It seemed clear we should upgrade to one.That still holds true — a smart grid will improve the efficiency, reliability, and, yes, security of our electricity ... Read More

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