Sometimes as a writer you read something and say to yourself – “damn, self! Why didn’t I write that?!”
I read two articles by a guy named Bill Chameides on the power grid, and why we need to fix it. The articles were a two-part series with the first part being published on Popular Science’s site and the second on Bill Chameides’ site.
I *highly* suggest reading them. The first is called Our Grid: Powering Our 21st Century Lives With a 19th Century Design and the second is called The New Smart Grid: 21st Century Tech for the 21st Century.
For intellect and education on electricity and our power grid’s sake, read these articles!