March 20, 2013 - When it comes to the energy infrastructure, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has graded the nation's infrastructure the same as it did in 2009. The D+ given to the country's generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure is due to an aging grid and a pipeline distribution system originating in the 1880s.
ASCE's assessment would indicate that little significant progress has been made in terms of the smart grid. What does this mean for the next four to seven years? read more>>>