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05.12.15 – When solar storms release solar flares and coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, toward Earth, we can feel the effects here on the ground. They can interfere with our magnetic field and produce geomagnetically induced currents, or GICs. These GICs impact our electric grid and can cause permanent damage to critical grid components, including high-voltage transformers.

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