Smart Power Grid

This video segment, adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, addresses how new technology can help monitor and modernize the infrastructure of the U.S. power grid, which is ill-equipped to handle our increasing demand for electricity. Video provides a great overview of how electricity is generated and how the grid works.

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WGBH Educational Foundation NOVA scienceNOW
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Video could be used in a discussion of how both non-renewable and renewable energy sources can feed into a "smart" grid.

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