A smarter approach: the need for smart grids in the BRICS and beyond

From the recent devastation of Hurricane Sandy in the US, to the blackouts in India which left more than 700m people without electricity in July, the smart grid has never seemed more important.
Both crises offered a nightmarish glimpse of what failure to develop grid technology sophisticated enough to deal with major storms, dips and surges in supply and demand, could result in as global energy needs grow at alarming rates.

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