Rebuilding Iraq's Power Grid

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Nearly three years after the statue of Saddam Hussein fell, and billions of dollars in reconstruction money later, Baghdad is only running on about six hours of electricity a day. A reporter who was embedded with engineers trying to rebuild Baghdad's power grid talks about the experience.


Glenn Zorpette, is executive editor of IEEE Spectrum magazine



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