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Nortern India's Power Grid Fails, 370 Million Indian's Swelter In Heat

Nortern India's Power Grid Fails, 370 Million Indian's Swelter In Heat

By RAVI NESSMAN
Associated Press
Jul 30, 8:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people - more than the population of the United States and Canada combined - sweltering in the summer heat.

The blackout, the worst to hit India in a decade, highlighted the nation's inability to feed a growing hunger for energy as it strives to become a regional economic power.

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Time for a smarter grid...

One where each little free-market piece can run separately or fit nicely with any larger pieces just as well. Local independence at all levels should be priority one.