Today on Your Call: How does the electrical grid work in the US?
On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the US electric grid. Recently, a power failure cut electricity to approximately 670 million people across Northern India. Could the United States be susceptible to such a widespread outage? How is our system structured? What are its strengths and weaknesses? How are we shifting to a more sustainable grid for our future power needs? Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. Is our current system preventing a real shift to renewables? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Clark W. Gellings, professional engineer and a fellow with the Electric Power Research Institute
Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission with the Natural Resources Defense Committee (NRDC)
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