BURN: Our Energy Future With Alex Chadwick

Friday, July 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.   The nation’s electric grid now penetrates all aspects of our daily lives. Our aging electric power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity.

The nation’s grid, built 50, 60 years ago, is taxed year-round but especially in the summer months with triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and outages when users are relying on their air conditioners.

This BURN special will examine the state of America’s electric power grid and the science needed to modernize it.

For more information, watch this video: "How The Grid Works"