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Energy: Now Is the Time to Upgrade the Nation’s Grid

February 12, 2009

Susan Eisenhower’s speech at the West Virginia Roundtable was also covered by the State Journal:

Getting electricity from one place to another more efficiently is a necessary challenge the United States must undertake and now might be the perfect time to do so.

Eisenhower is chairwoman of the Eisenhower Strategy Forum and has studied energy throughout her career. For the past several years, much of her focus has been on the nation’s aging electrical energy infrastructure. She said the economic turmoil the country now is in could provide the perfect opportunity to upgrade the inefficient system that she described as replete with bottlenecks.

“We have a lot of bottlenecks (in our electrical grid),” Eisenhower said. “It’s difficult to move excess power around the grid.”

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