US energy grid buckles – but who is to blame?

Map of worst hit US States - power outages
Isn’t it time to control our own power?

 

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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