Yo. As many of you know, the solar sunspot cycle is scheduled to peak again around 2012-2013. With it will come geomagnetic storms that will once again stress our electrical infrastructure. I was wondering: what sort of strategies do we have to mitigate against this threat? Do we just power down? Can we figure out how to add it to the grid? Do we just "take it"? Is this just an electrical and aerospace engineering problem, or are there others thinking about this as well? I have read about "hardening" electrical infrastructure against transients and EMI, but what exactly does this mean? Thanks for any input. PS I am a 1st year EE with interests in electric power and electromagnetics.