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The Great Winter Storm of 2021 will live in grid history

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Energy Market Specialist Hitachi Energy USA Inc.

Kent Knutson is a market specialist focusing on energy industry intelligence for Hitachi Energy.  He has more than 30 years of experience designing and developing intelligence products for some...

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From the full article published in Power Magazine on February 19, 2021

Typical of major weather-driven events, there is no single reason for the widespread grid stress.  There are many factors including freezing infrastructure, grid congestion, and the inability to receive gas supply.  Having a balanced and diversified resource mix is the key to reliability.  Investment in strengthening and weatherizing the grid is paramount to maintaining a reliable electricity supply under all possible conditions. The Great Winter Storm of 2021 will serve as an infamous reminder of how important electricity is to our economy, and to our high quality of life.  Follow the link for the full article with charts  



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