July 30, 2012

HOLY CRAP: India’s Power Grid Fails, Leaves 370 Million Without Electricity. “While the midsummer outage was unique in its reach – it hit 370 million people, more than the population of the United States and Canada combined – its impact was softened by Indians’ familiarity with almost daily blackouts of varying duration. Hospitals and major businesses have backup generators that seamlessly kick in during power cuts, and upscale homes are hooked to backup systems powered by truck batteries.” We’re not so well prepared in the United States.

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