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natural disasters


NERC: Summer 2020 Reliability Rife With Unknowns
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Despite COVID-19’s impact on power demand, disrupted pre-season generation preparation, and an expected highly active hurricane and wildfire season, industry appears well-positioned to meet peak demand this summer under anticipated…


Economics Hamper Power Improvements in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been battered by natural disasters in recent years, with hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and a series of earthquakes in late December 2019 and early January…


When the Storm Strikes, Will You Be Ready?

Is your plant’s natural disaster preparedness plan leaving your site vulnerable? This article provides some best practices to help you prepare for the worst. At some point in a plant’s…


A Real Green New Deal? A Look at the Past for Today’s Energy Policy Solution

COMMENTARY The beginning of April marked the “unofficial” death by Senate vote of the controversial Green New Deal resolution. Despite years of escalating natural disasters and dozens of reports examining…


Keeping the Lights On: Power Professionals' Noble Cause

Recently, two epic hurricanes—Harvey and Irma—struck North America with extremely destructive force. Harvey first made landfall in the U.S. near Rockport, Texas, about 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi, as…