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  1. Higher risk of blackouts this Summer due to people WFH?

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    Brace for Blackouts in the Summer of COVID-19
  2. California - PG&E begins to cut power for up to 800,000 customers

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    PG&E said it anticipates the severe weather to last through midday Thursday, with peak winds forecast from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning and reaching 60 to 70 miles an hour at higher elevations. The company has said the shut-offs could last for a number of days and would cover...
  3. ‘Cyber Event’ Disrupted Power-Grid Networks in March

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    snippet: A "cyber event" interrupted grid operations in parts of the western United States last month, according to a cryptic report posted by the Department of Energy. The March 5 incident lasted from 9 a.m. until nearly 7 p.m. but didn't lead to a power outage, based on a brief summary of...
  4. Venezuela returns to Middle Ages during power outages

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    Venezuela returns to 'Middle Ages' during power outages
  5. Where your electricity may be coming from

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    This Map Shows Every Power Plant in the United States
  6. NIAC report - surviving a catasrophic power outage

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    The report in PDF format, released in December, 2018: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/NIAC%20Catastrophic%20Power%20Outage%20Study_508%20FINAL.pdf snippets: The risk posed by a catastrophic power outage, however, is not simply a bigger, stronger storm. It is something...
  7. How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone

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    How (Not) to Run a Modern Society on Solar and Wind Power Alone While the potential of wind and solar energy is more than sufficient to supply the electricity demand of industrial societies, these resources are only available intermittently. To ensure that supply always meets demand, a...