OK, how much power is lost in transmission - what percentage?
One reason your electric bill went up is most likely because the power company 'had to be dragged kicking and screaming' to buy very expensive power from wind turbines or solar. That is not 'excess' power that İ could possibly understand.
A battery powered radio is green or uses less power? Not really. A hand crank radio maybe or a solar powered battery charger.
İ read all about the power storage projects - exactly which one is coming, say within the next ten years?
DC power? You see the occasional question about it on sites where the power guys hang out - not much. İt will not happen for many good reasons. That is like going to off grid solar with a 55% efficiency - that is a benefit of storage for you.
Edited by Russ - 1/23/10 at 6:07am