Tag: blackouts

Rolling Blackouts Could Hit Texas This Summer Amid Heatwave, Experts Warn

Experts are warning that the state of Texas is under threat of rolling blackouts this summer amid a heatwave and record-high demand for power. Energy analyst Ed Hirs, a University of Houston energy fellow wrote a recent op-ed for The Austin American-Statesman in which he highlighted the gap between power generation and demand across the state. Hirs noted…


California Risks a Long, Hot Summer of Blackouts

Commentary California’s unreal vision of an ecotopian future finally may catch up with it this summer. That’s according to numbers in the new “2022 Summer Reliability Assessment” from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. It covers the four months of June-September 2022 for the six Regional Entities, with California in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council,…


‘Energy Emergencies’: US Summer Blackout Risks Grow Amid Global Energy Crisis

Many parts of North America are at risk of experiencing blackouts this summer, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warned in a new dire report. According to the non-profit organization’s “Summer Reliability Assessment” report (pdf), there could be widespread summer blackouts amid shuttered power plants, supply chain snafus, and intense heat. The group, which…


Grid Operators Warn of Power Shortages; Wall St Sells Off, S&P 500 Ends Below 4,000 | NTD Business

It’s a red day on Wall Street, and markets are falling again. The Nasdaq has now wiped out a year and a half of gains. Russia threatens Elon Musk for helping Ukraine. But Ukrainain forces say his support changed the course of the war. There are power shortage warnings across the United States. Grid operators…


US Coal Stockpiles Hit Record Low

U.S. coal stockpiles dipped to just 80 million tons in September, the lowest monthly total since the Energy Information Administration (EIA) began tracking such information in 2001. U.S. coal stocks fell 4.8 percent over the course of the previous month, according to the EIA. The record-breaking low came as a national and global energy crunch has…


China’s Energy Crisis: A CCP-Made Emergency

News Analysis Factories in China are being forced to shut down amid an energy crisis, as more than half of the provinces have imposed electricity-use restrictions. Forced reductions even apply to Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Guangdong provinces, which generate roughly one-third of the nation’s GDP. Local governments are enforcing shut-down rules in their attempt to meet…


The Golden State Prepares for Darkness as Blackouts Loom

Rolling blackouts throughout California are likely this summer due to a fragile power grid coupled with rising temperatures, an industry expert says. “Given the path that this state set itself on more than a decade ago, we can expect plenty of rolling blackouts,” Californians for Green Nuclear Power legal assistant Gene Nelson told The Epoch Times….


Blackouts Loom in California as Electricity Prices Are ‘Absolutely Exploding’

Commentary Two inexorable energy trends are underway in California: soaring electricity prices and ever-worsening reliability—and both trends bode ill for the state’s low- and middle-income consumers. Last week, the state’s grid operator, the California Independent System Operator, issued a “flex alert” that asked the state’s consumers to reduce their power use “to reduce stress on the grid and avoid…


Tens of Thousands in Dark After Blackout Hits US Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands’ power company on Friday reported a complete blackout in St. John and St. Thomas.


Texas Girds for Blackouts as Heat Bakes the Western States

By Will Wade and Brian K. Sullivan From Bloomberg News Texas is pushing homes and businesses to conserve electricity for a second day in a row to stave off blackouts as a punishing heat wave bakes the western U.S. Temperatures will top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) from Montana to Southern California Tuesday, according…