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
LATEST PUBLIC SAFETY & JUSTICE HEADLINES
Where Summer Crime Spikes the Most16 hours ago
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Suspended over Porn Emails17 hours ago
Lawsuits Accuse Alabama of Letting Prisoners Die from Easily Treatable Illnesses1 day ago
Alabama House Speaker Charged with Corruption1 day ago
Colorado's Edible Marijuana Ban Goes Up in Smoke1 day ago
Mayor Resigns After DUI Arrest1 day ago