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Electricity Use

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Electricity Use

Electricity Use

Electricity Use

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Last week's heat wave nearly overwhelmed the eastern seaboard power grid. NPR's Dan Charles visits the power switching center that kept power flowing. It's the largest power switching network in the western hemisphere. As engineers prepare for the next heat wave, some people have found ways to prepare for inevitable brown-outs, and even to sell their own power to the big utilities.

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