What is the electric power grid, and what are some challenges it faces?

The U.S. power grid is the electrical system that connects electricity producers and consumers by transmission and distribution lines and related facilities. It has evolved into three large interconnected systems that move electricity around the country. Mandatory reliability standards have been developed by the electric power industry and approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure coordinated electric system operations. FERC is an independent federal agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. View full post on EIA’s Energy in Brief: What everyone should know about energy

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