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How to Keep the Lights on after a Superstorm

A planned micro grid in a New Jersey city could be a model for making local communities more resilient to extreme weather
For five days after Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012, large swathes of Hoboken, N.J., remained underwater and in darkness. The small city covering five square kilometers hosts three substations for the regional electric grid, all of which were knocked out of service by flooding. Some residents had no electricity for as long as 15 days after the storm.

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