New Tools Emerge for Preventing Power Outages
A decade after the largest blackout in American history, engineers are installing and linking 1,000 of those instruments, called phasor measurement units, to try to prevent another catastrophic power failure.
After the lights went out for 50 million people from the Northeast to the Midwest on Aug. 14, 2003, investigators found readings from two obscure instruments that would have given them an hour’s warning — plenty of time to solve the problem if the devices had been wired to provide a stream of critical data.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
LATEST PUBLIC SAFETY & JUSTICE HEADLINES
New Tennessee Drunk Driving Law Endangers Federal Road Funding2 days ago
Secret Aerial Surveillance by Baltimore Police Prompts Questions, Outrage3 days ago
Court: Philadelphia Can't Ban Advocacy Ads at the Airport4 days ago
Virginia Governor Restores 13,000 Felons' Voting Rights, This Time One by One5 days ago
Video Release of Milwaukee Police Shooting Delayed5 days ago
Michigan State Police Lab Mishandled 4,000+ Alcohol Tests5 days ago