Is one of the greatest technological achievements of the 20th century about to show itself not to be up to the task in the 21st? I’m speaking of the electrical grid and its many quirks. While it’s given us incredible reliability–99.7%–more frequent outages demonstrates it may not be up to the task of handling new energies sources, like wind, solar and the like, with their variability. Gretchen Bakke, author of ‘the Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future” has remarkable insights to share.
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