10 Years after North America's Largest Blackout

On August 14, 2003, nearly 50 million people in the U.S. and Canada lost electricity. Ten years later, are we any better prepared?

Is the U.S. Grid Better Prepared to Prevent a Repeat of the 2003 Blackout?

The nation’s electrical system has undergone some revamping--maybe still not enough--since tens of millions in the Northeast experienced a prolonged outage 10 years ago


Power Hackers: The U.S. Smart Grid Is Shaping Up to Be Dangerously Insecure

Achieving greater efficiency and control requires hooking almost every aspect of the electricity grid up to the Internet, making it more vulnerable to cyber attacks


What Is the Smart Grid?

Updating the aging electricity grid may save money, energy and greenhouse gas emissions


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