- Apr 15, 2021 1:46 pm GMT
In the wake of what happened in Texas not long ago, it's no surprise that power grid reliability legislation is being considered in many states. In this case, North Dakota, which had some rolling blackouts this winter, is looking to add oversight to utilities servicing the state. As is usually the case, some of the proposals are reasonable, but legislators tend to overreact and propose measures that aren't necessarily realistic. Utilities in the state will need to put on a public relations push to explain why some things, such as assigning "baseload" values to different sources of electricity, might have unforeseen consequences.
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