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Chicago is installing a superconducting cable that can stop power outages in a disaster

17
Jul
2014

Chicagos new program wants to prepare for when it does. Commonwealth Edison will soon begin work on a new system that would keep the citys business center, the Loop, protected during a catastrophe, the Chicago Tribune reports. Commonwealth Edison will soon begin laying superconducting cable underground Knocking out a single susbstation — the middlemen between power plants and customers — can disrupt the flow of electricity for a huge area.

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