Tag Archives: grid loss

Transmission Grid Loss

By Roy L Hales

the ECOreport Logo

The world’s transmission lines are believed to have dropped approximately 1.4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year. That’s around 1.2 trillion metric tons of CO2 dumped into the atmosphere. Though it is unlikely these loses can be eliminated in the near future, there are ways to reduce them.

Losses of 5-7% or so are the norm today in the United States, BC and Ontario.

Continue reading Transmission Grid Loss