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Brazil Power Grid Braces for Demand Swings During World Cup Games

The Brazilian government has prepared the country's power grid to deal with the wild swings in demand for electricity as most people in the soccer-mad country tune out everything except their televisions to watch the national team play in the FIFA 2018 World Cup. Brazil comes to a near paralysis when the "seleção," winner of a record five trophies, plays for the World Cup. Power demand falls sharply close to the start of the games, then surges during halftime...

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