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In addition to incorporating more renewable resources, what must the United States consider when deploying a new energy infrastructure?

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Posted Date: 04/11/2016

As power grids move from large, centralized concepts to smaller, decentralized units or microgrids with a focus on renewable energy, engineers recommend rethinking the entire grid concept.

Power lines carry electricity across Washington State. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.

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Polunsky's picture

Texas State Senator Bob Hall believes that electric grid security should be a higher state priority. He has organized a conference to disucss it: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f02f670a42d7f3cd19e82c10d&id=f5ad191...