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Independent Local News Organization

Journalist for nearly a decade with keen interest in local energy policies for cities and national efforts to facilitate a renewable revolution. 

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The time is now for utilities to shift their historical predictive models and begin planning for harsher, unprecedented weather patterns in the winter and summer. And the grid and power infrastructure need to be fortified not against historical extremes but against the new normal of our climate. 

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"'The vast majority of utility planning is based on historical data,” said Webb. “Equipment is designed to operate reliably at an average temperature based on historic averages, and as temperatures increase, that infrastructure operates less reliably.”'

 

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