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Scientists just transmitted data across a national electricity grid for the first time

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 12, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Oct 11, 2016

For the first time anywhere on Earth, new data transmission technology has been successfully tested on UK’s national electricity grid. The achievement marks a leap forward toward ‘virtual’ power grids which would allow homes and businesses to use energy more wisely. Technology like this could help people lower their energy bills, reduce peaks in energy use that strain the grid, and reduce or even eliminate the need for dirty generators that are often employed to supply extra energy during peak...






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