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Natural Disasters and Electric Infrastructure
Nov.-Dec. 2011 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 103, 104

We've become extremely dependent on reliable electric power in our modern society. This dependence becomes starkly visible during extended power outages. Improved backup and recovery methods are needed to cope with this dependence. We also have a parallel dependence on communications with similar need for resilience and rapid recovery.

Index Terms:
electricity, power generation, power outages, mobiles, computers, communication, smart grid, backup power, renewable power
Citation:
Vinton G. Cerf, "Natural Disasters and Electric Infrastructure," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 103, 104, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.154
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