Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì

Hardcover  Ó The Grid ePUB Ì

❰EPUB❯ ✼ The Grid Author Gretchen Bakke – Nessville.me America’s electrical grid an engineering triumph of the twentieth century is turning out to be a poor fit for the present It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basicEPUB The Grid Author Gretchen Bakke Nessvilleme America’s electrical grid an engineering triumph of the twentieth century is turning out to be a poor fit for the present It’s not just that the grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic America’s electrical grid an engineering triumph of the twentieth century is turning out to be a poor fit for the present It’s not just that The Grid has grown old and is now in dire need of basic repair Today as we invest great hope in new energy sources solar wind and other alternatives The Grid is what

grid ebok The Grid PDFStands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future If we hope to realize this future we need to re imagine The Grid according to twenty first century values It’s a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats legislators with storm flattened communities moneymen with hippies and the left with the right And though it might not yet be obvious this revolution is already well under wayCultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones and its essential role in personal and n


Stands most firmly in the way of a brighter energy future If we hope to realize this future we need to re imagine The Grid according to twenty first century values It’s a project which forces visionaries to work with bureaucrats legislators with storm flattened communities moneymen with hippies and the left with the right And though it might not yet be obvious this revolution is already well under wayCultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke unveils the many facets of America's energy infrastructure its most dynamic moments and its most stable ones and its essential role in personal and n

Hardcover  Ó The Grid ePUB Ì

Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì .

10 thoughts on “The Grid

  1. Scott Scott says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFThis book unfortunately is a perfect example of a magazine article's worth of concept analysis and insight stretched too thinly to book length The Bloomsbury editors who clearly have zero background in electricity as a business or discipline failed Bakke and failed her readers Such a disappointment


  2. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFThis book provides a thorough explanation of both the history and the details of how the electrical power grid works The book then proceeds to discuss prospects for its future Anyone who is an advocate for the greening of the electrical power should read this book to be informed about the complexities involved in the introduction of renewable and alternative sources of power into a grid that has evolved over the years based on a concept of regulated utilities with a large


  3. Mary Beth Mary Beth says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFI won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I can't believe how much I enjoyed this book I am not in any way an energy person but this book caught my eye maybe for just that reason and I am delighted to have read it I learned something new on almost every page The history of the development of the electric grid in the United States fascinated me And the inherent unplanned results of that uniue history being played out today is eye opening to be sure Other reviewers have called this book even handed but I don't really know if that is accurate Yes Dr Bakke is critical of all sides of the debate concerning ener


  4. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFThe grid is a well done book on a topic that is not sexy The maintenance and refiguring of the grid for newer alternative energy sources that aren't steady and reliable like fossil fuels but are unlimited and less hostage to the fortunes of foreign affairs In addition to refiguring to new sources of power the grid is aging and falling apart We have one of the worst records in the industrialized countries for reliable power delivery The regulatory economic and technological nettle which must be managed will take time and cause a lot of problems as we try to replace and renew outdated infrastructure that we have become complacent about


  5. Ian Scuffling Ian Scuffling says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFI really thought The Grid Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era was going to be a heck of a lot interesting and informative than it was Another reviewer here rightly suggests that this is a book length magazine article—Bakke circles the drain on many of her points repeating opinions and insights ad nauseam diluting their weight and readerly interest This is an odd point to make about a 300 page book about something as complex and tangled as the gridBakke is successful in many ways though—namely addressing the naivety of our current push toward green energy Perhaps I'm just ignorant than the average individual but I hadn't realized the extent to which inconsistency in production from renewables particularly from wind and solar can disrupt the grid's ability to deliver electricity—often overwhelming the system to the point that it either blacksout or the producer has to be turned off thus wasting energyShe's also successful in presenting a way forward


  6. Pamela Pamela says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFFor the first time in my life I actually think I understand how electricity works how it is generated why it does what it does and how it gets to you and me from where it starts I don't think I could clearly explain it to you but Gretchen Bakke certainly clearly explained it to me In addition to talking about the grid as it exists today she also gives a clear history of how we got here and a really fascinating idea of where we might be going In fact the major


  7. Jason Anthony Jason Anthony says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFThis book represents a great idea the need to explain how our electricity system and the grid work in desperate need of a greater editor The topic might not be sexy but that doesn't mean the writing has to be robotic and repetitive This book was a real slog to get through and I have to admit that despite being an academic used to dry scholarly writing I couldn't finish this


  8. Grumpus Grumpus says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFThe grumpus23 23 word commentaryI work in the electric industry and this book still offered plenty of insight regarding the past present and future of our grid


  9. Fraser Kinnear Fraser Kinnear says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFVery interesting history lesson of how we got our current terribly antiuated grid as well as the monopolymonopsony powers the utilities running the grid have wielded Especially interesting to me was the impact of PURPA legislation passed in the 70s that flew under the radar but forced utilities to buy back power produced by smaller players which allowed for today's solar panel on the home business model Some of the problems that we face in our grid today are also super interesting all revolving around the virtual power plant There is an enormous amount of waste at the moment and solutions will reuire some remarkable systems engineering technologiesAll the same this is another one of those books that I would have preferred to have read in a long form article


  10. Meghan Meghan says:

    Hardcover Ó The Grid ePUB Ì grid ebok, The Grid PDFVery interesting overview of the grid and its many ailments as well as a meditation on our relationship with electricity I'm surprised I knew as little about the grid as I did going into this considering it's the infrastructure that allows for modern life to be what it is


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