As the demand for electricity grows, many people are hoping for massive improvements in the intricate power grid that keeps the lights on in most American houses.
While the United States has not seen anything close to the event that left 600 million people in India without power last week, the U.S. grid system is more of an old car that has been patched together with parts from other cars instead of one complete unit.
The U.S. grid is stretched to capacity and severely outdated. Some experts fear that blackouts in the past years in New York, Boston, and San Diego will become more frequent in the near future unless a multi-billion dollar overhaul is worked out.
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