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How Unsynchronized Metronomes are the like the power grid.

If you ever wondered how the power grid works with all of its oscillations and attempts to synchronize power generation and power demand over such a wide area, consider this:

32 Metronomes synchronize together on their own over the span of 5 minutes.  Truly remarkable.

In much the same way, synchronous generators and motors all over the power grid can eventually find synchronicity — that is if you wait long enough without disturbing them.  But then if you can’t wait that long then…well…smart grid of course.

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