Blackouts Spur $18 Billion Power Grid Upgrade

Blackouts Spur $18 Billion Power Grid Upgrade

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Pedestrians walk past fruit vendors at a market in Kotla Mubarakpur, New Delhi, India. A series of failures and excessive demand on the national grid knocked out power for 640 million people in northern and central India on July 31, a day after a separate blackout left 360 million in seven states without lights.