The Electrical Grid's Upcoming "Time Off"

By Robert Vamosi | 6/27/11 6:19 AM

An upcoming test will determine what if any major systems depend on "electrical time." Simply put, if the if power grid frequency is greater than 60 Hz the clock will run faster than official time, and if grid frequency is less than 60Hz the clock will run slower than official time. Until now, the power utilities have adjusted for any irregularities. Going forward they would like to not do that.

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