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transmission grid
Jeff St. John

New transmission can prevent power outages during extreme weather — and save tons of money

Transmission could have paid for itself in savings during big Texas blackout, a new report finds. But capturing that value is tricky.

New transmission can prevent power outages during extreme weather — and save tons of money
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
distributed energy
Jeff St. John

How distributed energy can harden the Texas power grid

Natural-gas microgrids and battery-backed solar can hedge against climate change risk — maybe even without major policy changes.

How distributed energy can harden the Texas power grid