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Supergrids: The Next Electric Grid Trend?

Jan 30, 2017

Much as been written about microgrids recently, suggesting that, more and more, the electric grid's distribution system will become more isolated and self-reliant.

However, less is written about the grid's transmission system—the high-power lines that shuttle power from generation sources to the nation's distribution networks. Not much has changed in the transmission network for decades. However, that may be about to change with a new concept called "supergrids."

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Published by ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR January 2017; By William Atkinson