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Author: Chris Henderson

Power Blackouts Increasing in the US & Smart Grid

Power Blackouts Increasing in the US & Smart Grid

The power grids in the Northeast section of the United States had 147 minutes of non-disaster power outages last year and the South Atlantic section had 143 minutes last year according to a CNN report.  This figure moves up yearly as the electrical distribution system continues to age with very little change over the past 50 years.  “During the past 2 decades, such blackouts have increased 124 percent – up from 41 blackouts between 1991 and 1995, to 92 between 2001 and 2005 Read more [...]