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Table 1 Total electric grid losses in 2009

From: The smart meter and a smarter consumer: quantifying the benefits of smart meter implementation in the United States

Source of loss Annual cost
Congestion rent $8,360,000,000
Line losses $24,686,565,760
Unused electricity $149,622,024,900
Power interruptions $150,000,000,000
CO2 emissions $1,223,000,000,000
Total cost in 2009 $1,555,668,590,660