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How To Prevent Future Blackouts

Pressure builds to reengineer the grid, even as the cause of the epic blackout eludes officials.
August 18, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The trouble is, most electricity switching stations - and the cable networks they control - are more Stone Age than Silicon Valley. Yet now, after the worst blackout in North American history, the complex world of switching stations, power lines, and control grids that Americans have long taken for granted may be about to get an overhaul. As residents from Cleveland to New York hear the thrum of air conditioners and refrigerator compressors again, pressure is building to reengineer the nation's transmission network."

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Published on Monday, October 3, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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