Trying to Energize the Push for a Smart Grid

12:03 minutes

For years, electrical experts have been calling for a “smart grid” that could better sense and adapt to changing conditions, from electrical outages to shifts in power consumption. Massoud Amin, referred to by some as the “father of the smart grid,” talks about how and why the country should improve its aging electrical infrastructure.

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S. Massoud Amin

S. Massoud Amin is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

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