Transforming transmission is key to power industry's future

Maize, Kennedy
December 2008
Power;Dec2008, Vol. 152 Issue 12, p80
Trade Publication
The article informs that a trillion dollars would be required to upgrade the U.S. electric transmission system. It comprises of building and integration of new renewable electric generation, steps for reducing carbon emissions and many other state and national requirements. It is suggested that building a nationwide, integrated, interoperable grid in the U.S. is extremely difficult and expensive, as the existing grid is not properly interconnected, and mostly isolated


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