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Californians issued alert last week perhaps helping avoid rolling electric outages when record electrical demands were reported. Higher AC & electric cars usages likely didn't help.  Are you confident in the grid's realiability?  #electricgrid #instability #electriccar

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Matt Chester on Sep 13, 2022

Making it through this time was important, but as you note the loads of AC and EVs are a big part of this. Every year moving forward it's likely to see that those combined loads will only increase, so what is being done today to prepare for this similar risk next year and the year after. 

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Roy Lenhardt on Sep 14, 2022

Great point Matt.  The 5 states with the highest outages are CA, TX, NY, OH and MI.  WY has the least.  Government agencies across the country are working closely with the energy sector to resolve this mega issue, but it will take a lot of time and money.  It's not a quick fix.  Thank goodness many companies, particularly larger companies, are actively leading the way in implementing more sustainability practices and the use of more renewable energy sources.  As demand for renewable energy increases, so will the supply options and hopefully that will help ease some of the problem.  But it won't happen overnight.

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