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Meredith Fowlie on the changing economics of electricity supply reliability | Energy Institute Blog

Energy & Environment News | Nov 19 2019

What happens when Californians take reliability investments into their own hands? Affiliate Meredith Fowlie discusses the changing economics of electricity supply reliability in a new blog post.

“It’s easy to take your power supply for granted … until it’s gone. Here in Northern California, recent power outages have demonstrated just how disruptive it can be when the grid goes down for an extended period of time. So far this year, millions have had their power supply interrupted, many for days at a time. As of now, there are no more public safety power shutoffs (PSPSs) planned. But we’re not out of the proverbial woods. Warming temperatures, drought, and millions of dead trees have drastically increased wildfire risk in California. Keeping power flowing during wildfire season is becoming an increasingly risky business.”  

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