Power Grid EMERGENCY – A Nationwide Event!
(WatchDogReport.org) – Every year, when summer strikes the United States, demands for electricity strain the power grid, and blackouts are seen across the country. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a regulatory agency “whose mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks” for that grid. It’s warning that the 2022 season carries a high risk of potential blackouts over a large portion of America, Canada, and Baja California in Mexico.
TWO-THIRDS of the United States is "at high or elevated risk of power outages this summer."
"A growing dependence on less reliable clean energy sources is contributing to the grid's problems." pic.twitter.com/s5rnOGcHmd
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 24, 2022
An article on Bloomberg places partial blame on climate change with an extended weather outlook calling for hotter than normal temperatures which will increase demand. Additionally, historic drought conditions are impacting hydroelectric production. However, a large part of the blame can be placed on President Joe Biden and other Democrats and their policies regarding fossil fuel plants, which are closing more quickly than solar and wind farms can reliably pick up the slack.
The word “prepping” became a term of derision being linked to doomsday scenarios, but in reality, it simply means being as prepared as possible to survive when (not if) disasters strike. With the threat of blackouts on the horizon, now might be a good time to look at prepping in a new light. Some tips that can help should the power go out include storing water to stay hydrated, securing sources of backup power, and keeping flashlights and lanterns that don’t use flames charged and ready for immediate use.
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