Tag: blackouts

James B. Meigs joins Seth Barron to discuss last month’s power blackout in Manhattan, California’s self-inflicted energy crisis, and potential energy sources for the future.

“As power outages go,” Meigs writes, “the Broadway Blackout of 2019 was pretty modest.” But energy reliability is becoming an issue in states across the country. California’s largest power supplier, Meigs reports, recently announced that it will begin shutting down parts of the grid to help reduce the risk of wildfires.

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The New York Post wrote that Con Ed, so far, has not been able to determine what caused the recent power outage in Manhattan. They originally thought it was caused by a fire, but confirmed it wasn’t. The “thorough” investigation is ongoing. Power was out for hours and brought the city to a halt. Think […]

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