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This composite image made available by NASA and assembled by data acquired from the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012 uses the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), to show the lights and night across the United States.

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America’s electrical power grid costs rise as service slips

Neither spending nor reliability trends are dramatic on their own, but together suggest unwise investment.

NEW YORK (AP) — America’s power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline.

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