“The estimated annual cost to society of the outdated U.S. grid is $206 billion per year.”

How We Use Energy

The Super Grid

It is now painfully clear that our present electrical grid has become outdated and inefficient.

There are numerous reasons to speed up the introduction of modern advances in technology and construct new continent-wide unified smart grids—or super grids—in the United States and in other countries. Doing so will significantly reduce the huge and unnecessary emissions of global warming pollution caused by inefficiencies and failures in the transmission, distribution, and storage of energy.

The technologies necessary to build a super grid are all fully developed and available now. The only missing ingredient is political will.