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Energy Team Readies Major Transmission Study

Does secrecy imply important findings?

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A study of U.S. electricity transmission needs, done by an expert team under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), should be released roughly as this issue goes to press and will be available online [see "To Probe Further," below]. Organized like DOE's Post-Outage Study Team (POST), which examined the summer 1999 power failures [see "Restructuring the Thin-Stretched Grid," IEEE Spectrum, June 2000, pp. 43-49], the National Transmission Grid Study was launched last August but got going in earnest only after 11 September.

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Greg Mably

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