GEOG 469
Energy Industry Applications of GIS

Summary and Final Tasks


In this lesson, you were introduced to a great NPR production about the electric transmission grid in the United States. This 10-part series took you from an aged grid looking for a brighter future to a new grid and habits. Along the way, you read about how the grid evolved, the problems the grid has in meeting current and future demands, and how those demands will require a reinvention of the grid as we know it. I hope you came away with a better understanding of how the grid operates and how important a modern grid is to the security and economic viability of not only the United States but also to every industrialized nation in the world.

Reminder - Complete all of the lesson tasks!

You have finished Lesson 3. Double-check the list of requirements on the first page of this lesson to make sure you have completed all of the activities listed there before beginning the next lesson.

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