- Nov 11, 2020 9:58 am GMT
A drop in unexpected major events lead to a downturn in grid downtime in 2019, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Last year, customers experienced an average of 3.2 hours of interruptions during major events and 1.5 hours of interruptions without major events, or nearly 5 hours total, which is half of the 2017 numbers. Hurricanes, wildfires, and severe storms are examples of major events. Does the downturn surprise you? What steps can utilities take to reduce weather’s impact on the grid?
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