Shorting the Grid
The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid
When rolling blackouts come to the electric grid, they will be old news to the grid insiders.
Only the electricity customers will be surprised.
Grid insiders know how fragile the grid is becoming. Unfortunately, they have no incentive to solve the problems because near-misses increase their profits.
Meredith Angwin describes how closed meetings, arcane auction rules, and five-minute planning horizons will topple the reliability of our electric grid. Shorting the Grid shines light on our vulnerable grid. It also suggests actions that can support the grid that supports all of us.