We all realize the technological prowess of the United States of America. We are still the only country in the world, that has planned, developed, and constructed machinery,that landed men on the surface of another celestial body.The Moon. Given this technological advantage, you would think that America's national power grid,would be the most modern up to date power grid in the world, monitored by state of the art technology. It is not. In fact America's power grid is functioning with 1970's technology!. The current electrical power demand, and usage, that America requires today has quadrupled, from the era of the 1970's There are hundreds of million more appliances and computers in use now, than at any other time in American history. The current system will not withstand any sustained power demands, at current power consumption levels, for the future. The power grid system we now have in place, is vulnerable to lightening strikes, that can trigger a major blackout in a major region of the country. This Power grid modernization will cost billions of dollars. But it must be done. And it must be done sooner than latter.