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Electricity Losses State By State: Interactive

As part of our IE Questions project, Inside Energy investigated how much energy is lost as electricity travels from a power plant to the plug in your home. In the U.S., five to six percent of the energy in electricity is lost during transmission and distribution, but that varies widely state-to-state and year-to-year. See how your home state measures up.

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What A Storm 93 Million Miles Away Means For Your Power

Our most important piece of infrastructure–the grid–is also the most vulnerable to an unpredictable, strange kind of weather. Severe solar storms could knock out power to millions of Americans. And critics say new regulations don’t go far enough to protect the grid.