Blackouts, Smart Grids, and Interoperability

On Wednesday afternoon around 3:45 the power went out in areas of Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City. Although the outage lasted less then one hour, it was sufficient to cause traffic congestion and inconvenience to almost 400,000 customers on a hot, humid summer afternoon. This experience illustrates the challenges facing the electric … More Blackouts, Smart Grids, and InteroperabilityMore Blackouts, Smart Grids, and Interoperability