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Improved Synchronicity: Preventive Care for the Power Grid
March 4, 2013
As the national power-grid network becomes larger and more complex, achieving reliability across the network is increasingly difficult. Now, Northwestern University scientists have identified conditions and properties that power companies can consider using to keep power generators in the desired synchronized state.
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