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  • An "electronet" has also been proposed, to modernize our aging transmission grid and extend it to connect remote renewable generation.

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  • Al Gore gave a fiery talk on climate change, speaking of a need for a new "electronet" as the current grid is in dire need of update.

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  • The nation needs to build “an electronet,” a unified national smart grid, with high-voltage, low-loss underground wires that deliver renewable energy from the places that produce it — like the sunny Arizona deserts or the windy Dakota plains — to the cities where the majority of it is used.

    Al Gore and the Purpose-Driven Web - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The nation needs to build "an electronet," a unified national smart grid, with high-voltage, low-loss underground wires that deliver renewable energy from the places that produce it - like the sunny Arizona deserts or the windy Dakota plains - to the cities where the majority of it is used.

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  • The economics of an electronet would be far more cost-effective, if Ultraconductors are utilized for the major parts of the system rather than cryogenically refrigerated Superconductors.

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  • The nation needs to build "an electronet," a unified national smart grid, with high-voltage, low-loss underground wires that deliver renewable energy … Such a grid would require a $400 billion investment upfront, but would pay off in just over three years, he said, because the nation spends $120 billion annually on costs from power failures attributed to the existing grid.

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  • An electronet composed of Ultraconductors could consist of a buried cable - carrying AC power at 5,000 volts or less, identical in power handling capability to a more than 100,000 volt system on towers - with minimal environmental degradation.

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  • Mark Goldes: Create an UltraGrid - as part of the Electronet National Smart Grid The nation needs to build "an electronet," a unified national smart grid, with high-v …

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  • “The nation needs to build ‘an electronet,’ a unified national smart grid, with high-voltage, low-loss underground wires that deliver renewable energy from the places that produce it — like the sunny Arizona deserts or the windy Dakota plains — to the cities where the majority of it is used. Such a grid would require a $400 billion investment upfront, but would pay off in just over three years, he said, because the nation spends $120 billion annually on costs from power outages blamed on the existing grid.�?

    The New York Times, Al Gore on the Purpose-Driven Web, by Claire Cain Miller, November 7, 2008

    November 9, 2008