What is Power Grid? What is a "Grid Failure"? Why does Grid fails?

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asked Jul 31, 2012 by rams (805 points)
What is Power Grid? Why do we get power-cut when Grid fails?

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answered Jul 31, 2012 by saval (36 points)


The right term for power grid is an "electrical grid".
A grid is an inter-connected network meant to deliver electric-power from suppliers to consumers. 
You can relate electrical grid to a river of water, where grid plays the role of the river, and electricity plays the role of water. You can take (consume) as much of water from a river. Also, you can add as much of water as you want to a river.
Don't question me what a draught is :P