Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid Hardcover – October 19, 2020
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In Shorting the Grid, Meredith Angwin provides an enormously valuable, clear, and succinct explanation of our most important network...If you care about the future of our increasingly electrified world, buy this book and read it.
- Robert Bryce, author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations
An eye-opening exposé of our grid's vulnerabilities...If you take for granted that the lights go on when you flip a switch, this book may blow your mind.
- Joshua S. Goldstein, author of A Bright Future, How Some Countries have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
Shorting the Grid is full of sharp writing and engaging stories about the most hidden part of our grid - how grid-level decisions are made.
- Dan Nott, artist and author of Hidden Systems, a forthcoming graphic non-fiction book on infrastructure
The National Academy of Engineering describes the U.S. power grid as the "supreme engineering achievement of the 20th century." ...Shorting the Grid reveals reasons why we must pay more attention to grid governance and the potential of poor decisions to override technical successes.
- Rod Adams: blogger at Atomic Insights, Managing Member at Nucleation Capital LP
About the Author
- Publisher : Carnot Communications (October 19, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 440 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0989119084
- ISBN-13 : 978-0989119085
- Item Weight : 1.66 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #662,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you, like me, think that our electricity markets are not great, then reading this book will help you understand how/why that is, and how we might improve things. If you think that it works well, then the author provides examples of where electricity markets do work reasonably well, and why that is.
And, of course, there are suggestions on what you can do as an individual, or as a group, to make a positive difference, and help improve our electricity markets, or at least keep them from getting worse.
I'd say that every policy maker that deals with energy of any sort should read this. The understanding that you'll come away with is sure to improve your ability to make good decisions and policy.