The electrical grid in Massachusetts is getting ready to blow:
Documents obtained by the Herald show more than 12,000 transformers from Attleboro to Ayer are operating at above 200 percent capacity, with some as high as 900 percent over design standards. Union officials, who last night reached an agreement in contract talks with National Grid, say the overloads are pushing the state’s electrical system to the brink and could lead to widespread blackouts this summer.
We have to replace them anyway. Why not replace them wtih smart, networked, solid-state transformers?