The author claims that "We can ill afford the economic and social impact of another massive power outage."
On the contrary, we afforded it in 2003, and we can afford it again!
What we CAN'T afford is a grid smart enough to shut itself down or brown out at random, for no good reason, like a Windows OS, because the programmers developing all that smartness weren't smart enough.
The Other Tesla David Blaza5 comments I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...