December 23, 2022

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US energy grid buckles – but who is to blame?

 

Tennessee 205,982
North Carolina 184,920
Virginia 140,331
Maine 104,068
Pennsylvania 98,101

 

Over 1.5 million Americans were without power today as storms and sub-zero weather gripped the country.  The ageing electrical grid is expected to come under further pressure by nightfall, leading to questions about how companies like National Grid, PG&E and ConEdison are policed, and fined, when foreseeable events lead to major outages.

The energy companies will be lining up their excuses, but as a vital part of national infrastructure, their obligation is to predict and prepare for weather events.

Check out our short video history of the US Grid for the full background

 

 

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