In this lesson, you learned about the origin of the grid, how and why it was constructed, and how and why it was regulated. We all take the grid to be a smooth-running invisible operation; but when it fails, we see how it impacts us. Through a real-life example, we saw how a failure in one part of the country can impact individuals and businesses in other parts of the country and how, in fact, the grid is interrelated. Finally, we were exposed to the other major energy transmission system, the interstate pipeline system, and how the siting criteria for this system is very similar to the electric grid.
Reminder - Complete all of the lesson tasks!
You have finished Lesson 2. 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.
Tell us about it!
If you have anything you'd like to comment on, or add to, the lesson materials, feel free to post your thoughts in the Questions? Discussion Forum. For example, what did you have the most trouble with in this lesson?