The system of power delivery in the US is in trouble – it is old and creaking. To prevent more gigantic financial losses similar to the ones the US economy has already experienced as a result of blackouts, the government is looking to change the way in which the grid is designed and operated. DatacenterDynamics FOCUS, "Is the Smart Grid an Intelligent Move?" Vol. 3, Issue 8, February/March 2010, pp. 21-22.