Damages from natural disasters in 2017 alone cost $306 billion, the most expensive year on record. Flying debris and downed trees from high winds, coastal flooding, and fires in dry regions can cause significant damage to the U.S. electricity system. While utilities encounter different weather-related risks based on local and regional threats, several options are available to boost the resiliency of the power grid. I have written a commentary about this subject for RealClearEnergy here.
Find Archived Articles: