In our Smart Grid 101 series we lament an aging, outmoded electricity highway that was designed back in the 1950s when the primary objective was to keep the lights on.

And we talk about the huge investments that will be needed to upgrade yesteryear’s power system to meet today’s more demanding consumption habits, to integrate renewables and so on.

via Smart Grid: Transmission upgrades coming on strong: Michigan the latest with $90 million for ABB technology.