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UVM Energy Expert Talks to New England Public Radio about the Nation’s Power Grid

In a story recalling the massive electricity blackout covering much of the Northeast ten years ago -- and examining measures taken to prevent such events in the future -- New England Public Radio interviews assistant professor of engineering and computer science Paul Hines who is skeptical that enough has been done, noting, among other things, that while new sensors have been installed in the grid, utilities don’t know what to do with all the data. Read more...