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rolling blackouts
Emma Foehringer Merchant

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges
building electrification
Andy Kowalczyk

MISO takes a deep look at electrification’s potential impact on its grid

A new report outlines how EVs and building electrification will pose challenges for the country’s geographically largest grid operator.

MISO takes a deep look at electrification’s potential impact on its grid
cybersecurity
Jeff St. John

The Colonial pipeline ransomware shutdown: A wake-up call for energy cybersecurity

How digital hostage-taking can bring about the breakdown of fossil fuel networks — and threaten the power grid.

The Colonial pipeline ransomware shutdown: A wake-up call for energy cybersecurity
air conditioning
Jeff St. John

Designing air conditioners that won’t cook the planet

The Global Cooling Prize awards $1 million to designs that shave energy, reduce global warming and could make AC more affordable and eco-friendly for billions.

Designing air conditioners that won’t cook the planet
behind the meter
Jeff St. John

How to reduce winter grid peaks from behind the meter

Weatherization, heat pumps and flexible loads could prevent Texas-style disasters, cutting peaker-plant and in-home carbon emissions to boot.

How to reduce winter grid peaks from behind the meter