How New Rules and Smart Tech Are Reinventing the Grid

17:28 minutes

When Superstorm Sandy hit, neighborhoods all over New York City and Long Island lost power. In an effort to avoid lengthy blackouts in future storms, there was a lot of talk of a more distributed smart grid—a more resilient system. But how far have we come? Energy experts Kate Burson and Cheryl Martin discuss reinventing the grid through technological and regulatory fixes.

Segment Guests

Cheryl Martin

Cheryl Martin is acting director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in Washington, D.C.

Kate Burson

Kate Burson is chief of staff to the chairman of energy and finance for New York State at New York Governor Cuomo’s office in New York, New York.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.