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July 2013 Policy Study, Number 13-5

   

Electricity – Make It, Use It – 24/7/365

Review of Electrical Grid Issues

by Deborah D. Thornton

    Introduction
    Background
    Iowa Specific Electricity Sources
    Impact of Losing Power
    Example of Outage Issues in Illinois
    Transmission Solutions Exist, but Costs Are High
    Distributed Storage Issues
    Smart Grid Technologies
    Outage Recovery Developments
    End-Use Recovery Issues
    Summary
    Endnotes
   

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