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The demands being placed on electricity grids are changing rapidly, however the grids have changed very little since they were first developed more than a century ago.
Electricity generation around the world will nearly double from about 17.3 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2005 to 33.3 trillion kWh in 2030.
Regulatory uncertainty and increased competition led to reduced investment in new transmission lines. As a result, some parts of the system have become increasingly congested.
Black-outs in the US cost an estimated $80 billion a year.