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Continental power: operating the Super Grid

Much talk has been made of the merits of smaller decentralised grids but that hasn't stopped the European Commission pouring €86m into the French SuperGrid Institute, a body set up to explore the potential of mass energy networks. As momentum builds behind the concept of continent-wide grid, which many believe offers the strongest chance of achieving mass decarbonisation, we look at how a Supergrid might operate.

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