How to build a 21st-century electrical grid

04/9/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

The electrical grid is one of the great wonders of 20th-century engineering -- but it's becoming dangerously antiquated, writes Alex Kingsbury in this analysis. "According to industry statistics, the dog food industry spends more on research and development than the electrical sector does," he notes. Smart meters and distributed generation networks are essential to cut America's energy costs and protecting the country against potential attacks on her infrastructure, Kingsbury writes.

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