Gee!! What happens when a hurricane or tornado hits those windmills and Solar panels.
Talk about power outages.
We had an ice storm last winter that put the lights out for ~800k users for up to 96 hours. None of it was aging infrastructure - all of it was unprecedented ice bringing down trees onto the lines.
yes trees and power lines don’t mix ,you want trees go live in the deep woods
Yeah, I’m sure congress can fix it!
How about sticking your nose out of our lives Congress!
It had to do with the fact that utility companies, in an effort to boost their bottom line, discontinued the proactive process of trimming trees and limbs from the power lines.
When I was younger, a common sight in my neighborhood were tree crews, hired by the power companies, trimming trees and branches that were anywhere close to the power lines. The result was that power losses were rare and quickly restored when they did happen because any damage was localized and easy for crews to respond to in a timely manner.
And yes, we had big storms back then too. Hurricane Gloria in 1985, the great Blizzard of 1978, just to name a couple. Did not lose power during those powerful storms. Yet now I lose power pretty much every time we have a major wind or an ice storm.
Jeff Bingaman, you lie...
Bingaman... what a piece of work! Where were you on Congressional hearings when your constituents in NM had their gas turned OFF for no discernible reason in the middle of a winter storm last year?