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Heat waves threaten power grid stability with potential blackouts

Heat waves threaten power grid stability with potential blackouts

Prolonged heat waves could increasingly cause blackouts by overheating power transformers, particularly in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas, new research indicates.

Harry Stevens reports for The Washington Post.

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US grid stability threatened by aging infrastructure and climate change

The U.S. faces increasing blackout risks due to aging power grids, extreme weather and a transition to cleaner energy sources, warns North American Electric Reliability Corp.

Peter Behr reports for E&E News.

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Grid monitor warns of blackout risks as coal plants retire

Rolling blackouts are a rising threat across the U.S. as aging power grids collide with extreme weather, rising electricity demand and a shift to cleaner fuels, the nation’s top grid monitor warned Wednesday.

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Power grid again on the brink heading into winter, regulator warns

A regulator warns that much of the country faces elevated threat of outages in the event of storms or prolonged cold snaps.
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The US power grid quietly survived record summer heat waves without outages

With little acknowledgment and no applause, the power grid across the continental United States this summer quietly pulled off what may have been its most impressive feat ever.

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Backup power: A growing need, if you can afford it

Extreme weather linked to climate change is causing more blackouts. But generators and batteries are still out of reach for many.
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