NEMA offers advice on averting power outages

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is offering complimentary copies of its study After the Storm—Strategies for reducing the impact of power outages through a stronger, smarter electric grid as a refresher for policy makers and others in anticipation of the massive wintry hurricane expected to hit the East Coast of the U.S. sometime early next week. The study presents suggestions for building a more resilient electrical grid, recommendations on what public officials can do to promote a stronger grid, explanations of the technology involved, and tips to minimize risks associated with downed power lines.

Get your copy here: After the Storm

And here's an update from Reuters on the progress of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to mix with a large polar air mass to create a wicked mix of weather: Hurricane Sandy slogs toward U.S., kills 34 in Caribbean

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