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Smart Grid Technology: Building (or Rebuilding) Our Electricity Grid

Submitted by on April 8, 2009 – 10:33 am

RealAudio / WindowsMedia Demand for electricity is expected to spike by some 40% in the next two decades. And experts warn blackouts and rolling brownouts aren’t far away if the grid is not significantly upgraded. With 40 billion dollars in the stimulus plan for a ‘new energy agenda,’ we hear what must be done to upgrade our distribution system and ensure it can support solar power, wind power, electric vehicle technology and other items coming online in the 21st century. [Kojo Nnamdi]

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