This book is good for people who are calling the shots in the companies or upcoming entrepreneurs, A Great Management tool with a detailed set of areas to consider while you work in your 4x4 cubicle to see through the lens whereby should you launch a new offering , will your customer buy ? I don't think I could clearly explain it to you but Gretchen Bakke certainly clearly explained it to me. 7 mm Square Exercise Book A4: 7 mm (0.7 cm) Squared Quad Ruled Grid Paper Notebook for Mathematics (Math), Science, Graph, Writing Pad, Quilting 100 Pages A4 – Red by ZETA Notebooks | 18 Apr 2020 Paperback Very underrated book as all the explanations are very easy to understand for a dummy on business like me. Es un libro que definitivamente cumple su función para una joven inexperta como yo o para un dinosaurio atrasado en busca de buenas ideas o ampliar su educación empresarial. Start by marking “The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The thoroughness may have been at the heart of my biggest struggle with the book; for the first two-thirds, it was a real slog for me. Consider the multiple perspectives and 9 aspects of the the grid. 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. Great book to illustrate how to use a visual tool to organize thoughts and discussions for key business decisions. Rating: 8/10. Understanding the grid allow you to think more holistically. In the third book, we get to know Agent Leo Alvarez and McKenzie Harper better. 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. It was very wonky and not really written for the layperson, and her choice of phrasing and wording felt very casual but quirky. Things like reviewing a products proposal could potentially help improve profits, which reduces the heavy price tag and reap greater benefits. Too bad our new President doesn't read books. 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. Sale. This book sparked many ideas for me and also gets into some of the non-eco-friendly motivations for moving to a new grid (resiliency and stability) and introduced a few new concepts (e.g., “hardening”). A fascinating and well-written account of the history, challenges, and possible futures of the electrical grid in the United States. America runs on electricity.”, “As we know from chapter 2, electricity does not move by human logic—it does not, for example, take the shortest path between two points. Consider the multiple perspectives and 9 aspects of the the grid. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Don’t based your price on your creation costs- it’s about how valuable customers consider the product. Cronyism and political expediency are alive and well in the energy business in America... My favorite story of all, however, was the tale of the magical energy world that was to be created in the lucky city of Boulder, Colorado by their (then) power company Xcel in 2008. It provides the reader with a mental scaffolding to relate together all the complexities of running an enterprise, big or small, into clear decision points for tradeoffs through the enunciation of a holistic strategy. What did you think? Nor does it move by water’s logic, though there are certain similarities—it does not, for example, “flow downhill” or “puddle” on even terrain. Emblematic of modernity, the grid is the underlying form of everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to paintings by Mondrian and a piece of computer code. She explains the trend from an initial focus on private industrial and municipal efforts through to the heyday of the public utility monopolies. I learned something new on almost every page. A fascinating and well-written account of the history, challenges, and possible futures of the electrical grid in the United States. So much to learn here! Premise: Initially living a sedentary life in the United States, Greg Ellifritz got the travel bug late in life and couldn’t get enough of it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Electric current doesn't behave like other commodities such as oil, coal etc, and works on different principles. Another is that we desperately need distributed energy storage - oil and gas are fantastic for moving energy around (they're energy dense) and they store energy. While this was a great history lesson on how our grid evolved to where it is today, it only spends about three pages on any next steps to fix it or move electrical generation from fossil fuels to renewables. Author Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and is currently a professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada brings us this seldom told story of the evolution of an essential infrastructure. On the other hand, I now know far more about our electric systems. The grid is an increasingly outdated monument to centralized production (big hydro, coal plants, etc.) In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit. Making matters worse, I had mixed feelings about the writer's actual style. Towards the end there are obvious typographical errors in the text which make the last half a slog to get through. 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. And I always thought it was simply a problem of forcing utilities to get with the plan and switch out their coal and oil plants for newer, cleaner energy production. The dream of a smart grid city was way premature and totally-misconceived, and the ridiculousness of the effort is a wonderful tale of putting dreams before reality and spending lots of money for nothing... (Though a few lucky citizens were actually given hybrid/electric cars and smart appliances by the company before the project was abandoned.) When he isn’t working in law enforcement or teaching self-defense skills, he’s racking up new globe-trotting experiences. Thus she acknowledges the continued need for nuclear and efficient petroleum power generation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 1-16 of over 80,000 results for Books : "the grid" The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future What sort of power you have over your - Supplier , customer and eventually completion ? What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) This book, unfortunately, is a perfect example of a magazine article's worth of concept, analysis, and insight stretched too thinly to book length. Tools also very well positioned makes it even easier to use. Other reviewers have called this. But I wanted to like it better than I did. Very interesting history lesson of how we got our current (terribly antiquated) grid, as well as the monopoly/monopsony powers the utilities running the grid have wielded. Refresh and try again. The success of every business depends on the strategies a company consider from multiple points of views. The future looks bright (pun definitely intended) but it may take awhile to get there. I wonder if they sold any copies of the old title: The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era? He logrado sacar muy buenas ideas para la empresa y considerado otras que me parecen fundamentales y por supuesto, voy a aventurarme a realizar la cuadricula para ciertos temas. David Chandler was not the right voice for the telling of the story. The author mostly succeeds in helping the reader see the various moving parts and multiple systems at play in keeping this complex machine stable. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page. She explains the trend from an initial focus on private industrial and municipal efforts through to the heyday of the public utility monopolies. I thought this book was excellent, really insightful, well researched and somehow also funny. Start by marking “The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Partial Gridding (Book) $18.99 $20.00. Too bad common sense is not high on the list for the planners of our energy future just now and the competing interests of all the parties are seemingly too overwhelming to be overcome in our present political environment despite that fact that many basic goals would be readily agreeable to almost everyone with skin in the game -- which is each of us. Do not let the "PhD" on the cover fool you, the Gretchen Bakke does not understand basic electrical theory, technology, nor economics for that matter (I looked it up, her proudly displayed PhD is in anthropology). But when it comes to development, you will need to consider how imitable your products are and what your rivals are offering. The Wall Street Journal called it "a lucid and thought-provoking book". “The Grid” is an insightful yet verbose book on America’s grid technology; it’s history together with the laws, people and logic that brought it into existence. Best to look at the better one-star reviews here and at Amazon, before starting this book -- which I was looking forward to reading. Fine tune the grid to suit your needs. Thoughtful, well-written exploration of the opportunities and very real technical, economic, and political challenges for renewable energy and a new way of thinking about electricity. Other reviewers have called this book even-handed, but I don't really know if that is accurate. She speaks often of the environmental eyesores that are high voltage power lines, but never once seems to imagine that the massive, sprawling, butt-ugly, horribly-destructive wind turbine "farms" hold perhaps an even more reviled place in the minds of most "regular folks" whose lands have been overrun by them over their vehement objections and legal attempts to stop their growth. I disagree. I believe utilities and solar can live in harmony and complement each others strengths. References to the "tin-foil hat crowd" and "criminal industry leaders" don't quite match up with the terms "hippies" and "greenies" on the "other side." 8. great. Despite not deep diving in any subject it actually delivers really precious insights within a very strong framework that can be applied in any company or industry. That both the ruination and disruption of formerly natural areas in the mountains, deserts and the plains being destroyed for miles upon miles by these erratically-producing and reliably unreliable turbines don't seem to register in her psyche. However, it doesnt hurt to dream! Reviews “The Grid is a lucid and thought-provoking book.”– Wall Street Journal “This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: 'Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.' A good book, providing an overview of America’s electric generation & transportation grids and which explains various policy changes to adapt the grids to future challenges. 1-800-CLEAN-BEATS. by Bloomsbury USA. I just received my copy today. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The customers perspective, for example, you should therefore consider their needs and desires and the cost of your product. America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. . However, it doesn’t hurt to dream! Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since 1933. This book provides a thorough explanation of both the history and the details of how the electrical power grid works. July 26th 2016 The books anecdotes are its best parts. One core idea is that creating a watt should be valued the same as a negative watt (a watt not consumed). Regulations are harming upkeep of the infrastructure in numerous ways and promoting useless, and sometimes dangerous, approaches to energy distribution by paying utility companies for the wrong things and not paying them for the very things that need to be done to protect the grid and its customers! The Grid Book Series. Rev Andy Bell suggested I read this book as it supports his work with SSIPL - Sunshine State Interfaith Power & Light, Inc. Enquanto a franquia Need for Speed começava a dar sinais de fraqueza com o lamentável Undercover, Burnout e Midnight Club se despediam emplacando excelentes títulos, com Paradise e Los Angeles, respectivamente. His first book, Choose Adventure, details all the travel safety tips and tricks he picked up along the way. Each book is its own story and can be read alone, but they are all intertwined too. Great for thinker as well as practitioner. But, rather than seeing the book as an argument for one or more specific projects which will “solve all the problems,” it should instead be read as a great overview of the issues at hand and the many potential solutions available. Foreign language editions are available in Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese (coming soon), Russian (coming soon). Although I'm science-friendly, and often enjoy science written for non-scientists, with this book I had difficulty retaining some of. Things like reviewing a product’s proposal could potentially help improve profits, which reduces the heavy price tag and reap greater benefits. It isnt necessarily earth shattering, but is eye opening. Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book, The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours), I'm reading this book because Rory Sutherland (from Ogilvy in the UK) has blurbed it, and I respect Rory's recommendations on books. Electric current doesn't behave like other commodities such as oil, coal etc, and. It was strongest in the retelling of specific events such as the Blackouts. In fact, the major story here is where we. Off The Grid is a book that should be read by everyone who is afraid of their government as well as those who are not afraid of their government. Partial Gridding (Digital Download) $9.99 $14.00. Grid is a hyperbolic brand of high-contact, Hollywood-style circuit and street racing delivered with style and confidence. For the first time in decades, customers are moving back to the early days of electrical usage by establishing small scale, local energy production -- nano-grids for homes and micro-grids for universities, hospitals, industrial complexes, localities, etc. Refresh and try again. Beyond the Grid is a grand start for a new era of Power Rangers and its one that shouldn’t be missed. However, when that stability is impacted, we see familiar events like blackouts. The author, Gretchen Bakke, lays out the history of America’s electrical infrastructure. Not quite so simple, as it turns out. But when it comes to development, you will need to consider how imitable your products are and what your rivals are offering. The last chapters of the book give the usual set of policy and technical recommendations based on her studies. 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. And it could have been more detailed in the historical elements as well. It was very wonky and not really written for the layperson, and her choice of phrasing and wording felt very casual but quirky. And the inherent unplanned results of that unique history being played out today is eye-opening to be sure. This book represents a great idea (the need to explain how our electricity system and the grid work) in desperate need of a greater editor. Interesting and informative. We’d love your help. As it happens, Huntington’s latest book is called Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere. The history of the development of the electric grid in the United States fascinated me. Author Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and is currently a professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada brings us this seldom told story of the evolution of an essential infrastructure. I thought this book certainly lived up to its promise - it was at least as good a history, exposition, and analysis of our electrical grid as I expected; an in fact was both more thorough and more creative than I had anticipated. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This ground-breaking book from award-winning author MATT WATKINSON reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business. Do you need to have rights to be protected ? (Sun and wind both die just as people get home from work and turn on their TVs and ACs.) 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December 12, 2020

the grid book review

This book is good for people who are calling the shots in the companies or upcoming entrepreneurs, A Great Management tool with a detailed set of areas to consider while you work in your 4x4 cubicle to see through the lens whereby should you launch a new offering , will your customer buy ? I don't think I could clearly explain it to you but Gretchen Bakke certainly clearly explained it to me. 7 mm Square Exercise Book A4: 7 mm (0.7 cm) Squared Quad Ruled Grid Paper Notebook for Mathematics (Math), Science, Graph, Writing Pad, Quilting 100 Pages A4 – Red by ZETA Notebooks | 18 Apr 2020 Paperback Very underrated book as all the explanations are very easy to understand for a dummy on business like me. Es un libro que definitivamente cumple su función para una joven inexperta como yo o para un dinosaurio atrasado en busca de buenas ideas o ampliar su educación empresarial. Start by marking “The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The thoroughness may have been at the heart of my biggest struggle with the book; for the first two-thirds, it was a real slog for me. Consider the multiple perspectives and 9 aspects of the the grid. 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. Great book to illustrate how to use a visual tool to organize thoughts and discussions for key business decisions. Rating: 8/10. Understanding the grid allow you to think more holistically. In the third book, we get to know Agent Leo Alvarez and McKenzie Harper better. 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. It was very wonky and not really written for the layperson, and her choice of phrasing and wording felt very casual but quirky. Things like reviewing a products proposal could potentially help improve profits, which reduces the heavy price tag and reap greater benefits. Too bad our new President doesn't read books. 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. Sale. This book sparked many ideas for me and also gets into some of the non-eco-friendly motivations for moving to a new grid (resiliency and stability) and introduced a few new concepts (e.g., “hardening”). A fascinating and well-written account of the history, challenges, and possible futures of the electrical grid in the United States. America runs on electricity.”, “As we know from chapter 2, electricity does not move by human logic—it does not, for example, take the shortest path between two points. Consider the multiple perspectives and 9 aspects of the the grid. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Don’t based your price on your creation costs- it’s about how valuable customers consider the product. Cronyism and political expediency are alive and well in the energy business in America... My favorite story of all, however, was the tale of the magical energy world that was to be created in the lucky city of Boulder, Colorado by their (then) power company Xcel in 2008. It provides the reader with a mental scaffolding to relate together all the complexities of running an enterprise, big or small, into clear decision points for tradeoffs through the enunciation of a holistic strategy. What did you think? Nor does it move by water’s logic, though there are certain similarities—it does not, for example, “flow downhill” or “puddle” on even terrain. Emblematic of modernity, the grid is the underlying form of everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to paintings by Mondrian and a piece of computer code. She explains the trend from an initial focus on private industrial and municipal efforts through to the heyday of the public utility monopolies. I learned something new on almost every page. A fascinating and well-written account of the history, challenges, and possible futures of the electrical grid in the United States. So much to learn here! Premise: Initially living a sedentary life in the United States, Greg Ellifritz got the travel bug late in life and couldn’t get enough of it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Electric current doesn't behave like other commodities such as oil, coal etc, and works on different principles. Another is that we desperately need distributed energy storage - oil and gas are fantastic for moving energy around (they're energy dense) and they store energy. While this was a great history lesson on how our grid evolved to where it is today, it only spends about three pages on any next steps to fix it or move electrical generation from fossil fuels to renewables. Author Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and is currently a professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada brings us this seldom told story of the evolution of an essential infrastructure. On the other hand, I now know far more about our electric systems. The grid is an increasingly outdated monument to centralized production (big hydro, coal plants, etc.) In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit. Making matters worse, I had mixed feelings about the writer's actual style. Towards the end there are obvious typographical errors in the text which make the last half a slog to get through. 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. And I always thought it was simply a problem of forcing utilities to get with the plan and switch out their coal and oil plants for newer, cleaner energy production. The dream of a smart grid city was way premature and totally-misconceived, and the ridiculousness of the effort is a wonderful tale of putting dreams before reality and spending lots of money for nothing... (Though a few lucky citizens were actually given hybrid/electric cars and smart appliances by the company before the project was abandoned.) When he isn’t working in law enforcement or teaching self-defense skills, he’s racking up new globe-trotting experiences. Thus she acknowledges the continued need for nuclear and efficient petroleum power generation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 1-16 of over 80,000 results for Books : "the grid" The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future What sort of power you have over your - Supplier , customer and eventually completion ? What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) This book, unfortunately, is a perfect example of a magazine article's worth of concept, analysis, and insight stretched too thinly to book length. Tools also very well positioned makes it even easier to use. Other reviewers have called this. But I wanted to like it better than I did. Very interesting history lesson of how we got our current (terribly antiquated) grid, as well as the monopoly/monopsony powers the utilities running the grid have wielded. Refresh and try again. The success of every business depends on the strategies a company consider from multiple points of views. The future looks bright (pun definitely intended) but it may take awhile to get there. I wonder if they sold any copies of the old title: The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era? He logrado sacar muy buenas ideas para la empresa y considerado otras que me parecen fundamentales y por supuesto, voy a aventurarme a realizar la cuadricula para ciertos temas. David Chandler was not the right voice for the telling of the story. The author mostly succeeds in helping the reader see the various moving parts and multiple systems at play in keeping this complex machine stable. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page. She explains the trend from an initial focus on private industrial and municipal efforts through to the heyday of the public utility monopolies. I thought this book was excellent, really insightful, well researched and somehow also funny. Start by marking “The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Partial Gridding (Book) $18.99 $20.00. Too bad common sense is not high on the list for the planners of our energy future just now and the competing interests of all the parties are seemingly too overwhelming to be overcome in our present political environment despite that fact that many basic goals would be readily agreeable to almost everyone with skin in the game -- which is each of us. Do not let the "PhD" on the cover fool you, the Gretchen Bakke does not understand basic electrical theory, technology, nor economics for that matter (I looked it up, her proudly displayed PhD is in anthropology). But when it comes to development, you will need to consider how imitable your products are and what your rivals are offering. The Wall Street Journal called it "a lucid and thought-provoking book". “The Grid” is an insightful yet verbose book on America’s grid technology; it’s history together with the laws, people and logic that brought it into existence. Best to look at the better one-star reviews here and at Amazon, before starting this book -- which I was looking forward to reading. Fine tune the grid to suit your needs. Thoughtful, well-written exploration of the opportunities and very real technical, economic, and political challenges for renewable energy and a new way of thinking about electricity. Other reviewers have called this book even-handed, but I don't really know if that is accurate. She speaks often of the environmental eyesores that are high voltage power lines, but never once seems to imagine that the massive, sprawling, butt-ugly, horribly-destructive wind turbine "farms" hold perhaps an even more reviled place in the minds of most "regular folks" whose lands have been overrun by them over their vehement objections and legal attempts to stop their growth. I disagree. I believe utilities and solar can live in harmony and complement each others strengths. References to the "tin-foil hat crowd" and "criminal industry leaders" don't quite match up with the terms "hippies" and "greenies" on the "other side." 8. great. Despite not deep diving in any subject it actually delivers really precious insights within a very strong framework that can be applied in any company or industry. That both the ruination and disruption of formerly natural areas in the mountains, deserts and the plains being destroyed for miles upon miles by these erratically-producing and reliably unreliable turbines don't seem to register in her psyche. However, it doesnt hurt to dream! Reviews “The Grid is a lucid and thought-provoking book.”– Wall Street Journal “This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: 'Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.' A good book, providing an overview of America’s electric generation & transportation grids and which explains various policy changes to adapt the grids to future challenges. 1-800-CLEAN-BEATS. by Bloomsbury USA. I just received my copy today. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The customers perspective, for example, you should therefore consider their needs and desires and the cost of your product. America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. . However, it doesn’t hurt to dream! Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since 1933. This book provides a thorough explanation of both the history and the details of how the electrical power grid works. July 26th 2016 The books anecdotes are its best parts. One core idea is that creating a watt should be valued the same as a negative watt (a watt not consumed). Regulations are harming upkeep of the infrastructure in numerous ways and promoting useless, and sometimes dangerous, approaches to energy distribution by paying utility companies for the wrong things and not paying them for the very things that need to be done to protect the grid and its customers! The Grid Book Series. Rev Andy Bell suggested I read this book as it supports his work with SSIPL - Sunshine State Interfaith Power & Light, Inc. Enquanto a franquia Need for Speed começava a dar sinais de fraqueza com o lamentável Undercover, Burnout e Midnight Club se despediam emplacando excelentes títulos, com Paradise e Los Angeles, respectivamente. His first book, Choose Adventure, details all the travel safety tips and tricks he picked up along the way. Each book is its own story and can be read alone, but they are all intertwined too. Great for thinker as well as practitioner. But, rather than seeing the book as an argument for one or more specific projects which will “solve all the problems,” it should instead be read as a great overview of the issues at hand and the many potential solutions available. Foreign language editions are available in Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese (coming soon), Russian (coming soon). Although I'm science-friendly, and often enjoy science written for non-scientists, with this book I had difficulty retaining some of. Things like reviewing a product’s proposal could potentially help improve profits, which reduces the heavy price tag and reap greater benefits. It isnt necessarily earth shattering, but is eye opening. Bill Gates, tech pioneer, co-founder of Microsoft, and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is an avid reader who people follow... To see what your friends thought of this book, The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours), I'm reading this book because Rory Sutherland (from Ogilvy in the UK) has blurbed it, and I respect Rory's recommendations on books. Electric current doesn't behave like other commodities such as oil, coal etc, and. It was strongest in the retelling of specific events such as the Blackouts. In fact, the major story here is where we. Off The Grid is a book that should be read by everyone who is afraid of their government as well as those who are not afraid of their government. Partial Gridding (Digital Download) $9.99 $14.00. Grid is a hyperbolic brand of high-contact, Hollywood-style circuit and street racing delivered with style and confidence. For the first time in decades, customers are moving back to the early days of electrical usage by establishing small scale, local energy production -- nano-grids for homes and micro-grids for universities, hospitals, industrial complexes, localities, etc. Refresh and try again. Beyond the Grid is a grand start for a new era of Power Rangers and its one that shouldn’t be missed. However, when that stability is impacted, we see familiar events like blackouts. The author, Gretchen Bakke, lays out the history of America’s electrical infrastructure. Not quite so simple, as it turns out. But when it comes to development, you will need to consider how imitable your products are and what your rivals are offering. The last chapters of the book give the usual set of policy and technical recommendations based on her studies. 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. And it could have been more detailed in the historical elements as well. It was very wonky and not really written for the layperson, and her choice of phrasing and wording felt very casual but quirky. And the inherent unplanned results of that unique history being played out today is eye-opening to be sure. This book represents a great idea (the need to explain how our electricity system and the grid work) in desperate need of a greater editor. Interesting and informative. We’d love your help. As it happens, Huntington’s latest book is called Off Grid Life: Your Ideal Home in the Middle of Nowhere. The history of the development of the electric grid in the United States fascinated me. Author Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and is currently a professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada brings us this seldom told story of the evolution of an essential infrastructure. I thought this book certainly lived up to its promise - it was at least as good a history, exposition, and analysis of our electrical grid as I expected; an in fact was both more thorough and more creative than I had anticipated. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. This ground-breaking book from award-winning author MATT WATKINSON reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business. Do you need to have rights to be protected ? (Sun and wind both die just as people get home from work and turn on their TVs and ACs.) 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