Sounds of the High Country

Western electrical grid vital and vulnerable

May 27, 2013
Western electrical grid vital and vulnerable The electrical grid in the U.S. is a vital part of the country’s circulatory system. Today, its structure and capacity are already affecting efforts to switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy.

For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, a look into the pages of the Paonia-based environmental magazine High Country News, KDNK’s Nelson Harvey spoke with senior editor Jonathan Thompson about his cover story on the western electrical grid, it’s vulnerabilities and ongoing efforts to make it smarter.

Electrical buzz courtesy of lonemonk,; car horns courtesy of RobinHood76,; yell courtesy of stephsinger22,; wind turbine courtesy of Andy-Gardner,
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