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FERC's Brownell calls for national monitoring system for electric grid

As the debate over the reliability of the U.S. electric grid plays on, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is undergoing some major changes. The Senate recently confirmed three new FERC nominees. During today's OnPoint, outgoing FERC Commissioner Nora Mead Brownell looks back on her five years at the commission. She discusses the commission's handling of the fallout from Enron. Brownell also stresses the importance of technology in making a difference in the management of the electric grid.