Aging U.S. Power Grid Could Soon be Overloaded

The United States doesn’t yet face the critical shortage of power that has left more than 600 million people in India without electricity this week but the U.S. grid is aging and stretched to capacity.
August 2, 2012
 

The United States doesn’t yet face the critical shortage of power that has left more than 600 million people in India without electricity this week but the U.S. grid is aging and stretched to capacity. Experts fear failures that caused blackouts in New York, Boston and San Diego may become more common as the voracious demand for power continues to grow and a multibillion-dollar investment is needed to avoid them.

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