|U.S. Dept of Energy. Electricity Delivery and Energy Distribution. Grid Architecture and Function, New Power Grid Concepts.|
|The National Power Grid. High-voltage electrical transmission lines in the United States are divided into three separate grids that make up what is often called the national power grid. The three grids cover the contiguous 48 states and parts of Canada and Mexico and are known as the Western Interconnection, the Eastern Interconnection, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) Interconnection. MSN.|
|"Power Hungry: Reinventing The U.S. Electric Grid
Visualizing The Grid" National Public Radio June 3, 2009. Maps of our aging electric grid, sources of power per state (very interesting!) power plant locater, wind and solar potential.***
|U.S. Dept of Energy. U.S. Power Grids. The continental United States is divided into three main power grids...|
|"The Matrix Overloaded: Clean Energy Will Depend on a New, 'Smart' Grid" Article- Wall Street Journal, Oct 24, 2008.|
|"U.S. wind power strangled by antiquated power grid"
Article- International Herald Tribune, August 27, 2008.
|"National Grid: Dream or Reality?" U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell told a solar conference crowd that she will tackle the complex issue of regulating utilities and building new transmission lines at a time when money is tough to come by. Article- GreenTech Media. Oct 16, 2009.|
|"Wired for Progress: Building a National Clean-Energy Smart Grid" American Progress. February 23, 2009.|
|"A National Clean-Energy Smart Grid 101" American Progress, February 23, 2009.|
|American Progress. What is a national clean-energy smart grid? Why do we need a national clean-energy smart grid? And how do we implement a national clean-energy smart grid? Bracken Hendricks of the Center for American Progress explains what the national clean-energy smart grid is, why we need it, and how we can implement it. Mar 2009. Out of synch- listen without watching!|
"Electrical generation is growing four times faster than transmission, according to U.S.
government figures. In the last 20 years, according to the U.S. Energy Department, peak
electrical demand is up more than 53 percent but the means to transmit that electricity have
grown by only 12 percent."
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