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The Energy Gang podcast: Extreme weather keeps maxing out the grid

Another summer of extreme heat is putting grid operators to the test.

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It’s been a very intense year for America’s power grid. Across the country, the electricity system just faced another stress-test as extreme heat taxed power plants and grid operators in the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and New York.

Since 2000, outages across the U.S. have increased by 67%. Is the power system ready for tomorrow’s extreme weather – today?

Joining this episode is Dr. Melissa Lott, a senior research scholar and the director of research at the Center on Global Energy Policy.

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