Recent Blackout Highlights Nation’s Rickety Power Grid

Recent Blackout Highlights Nation’s Rickety Power Grid

Experts say the cascading blackout that put millions of Westerners in the dark last week was no surprise: Major power outages have more than doubled in the last decade.

“This is just evidence that we need a smarter, better, more secure system,” said Massoud Amin, director of the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota, who has analyzed federal data on the reliability of the nation’s electric grid.

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