02.16.2022

The Reliability of the Grid is Declining

The reliability of the electric grid is declining. According to data from the Department of Energy, between 2000 and 2020, the number of what the agency calls “major electric disturbances and unusual occurrences” (read: blackouts) on the U.S. electric grid jumped about 13-fold.

Source data from DOE: Electric Disturbance Events (OE-417) Annual Summaries

H/T to Robert Bryce

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