power grid

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power grid (plural power grids)

  1. The infrastructure for distributing electrical power throughout a region.
    • 2022 December 7, Simon Shuster, “2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelensky”, in Time[1]:
      Russian missiles have damaged or destroyed much of Ukraine’s power grid since the start of October, a concerted effort to make the winter as painful as possible for the civilian population.
    • 2023 November 15, Prof. Jim Wild, “This train was delayed because of bad weather in space”, in RAIL, number 996, page 30:
      There have been several examples of space weather affecting power grids in the last few decades, notably blackouts caused by GICs [geomagnetically induced currents] in Canada in 1989 and Sweden in 2003.