Another Summer Worrying About Blackouts

Another Summer Worrying About Blackouts

May 18, 2023

This week the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a nonprofit organization that regularly monitors the grid and makes periodic recommendations to boost reliability, released its annual summer reliability assessment. The report warns that most of the U.S. energy grid could not have enough energy during high-demand periods. If this seems like deja vu, you are not alone. NERC’s summer report from last year said the same thing. 

Fox News discusses the report,

“The NERC report identified nine regionals grids — which include New England, every state west of Ohio and Ontario, Canada — are facing elevated power outage risks during the 2023 summer. The analysis specifically warned that much of the risk is driven by greater reliance on renewable energy sources which are dependent on favorable weather and may be unreliable during peak conditions. For example, the Midcontinent ISO region, which covers the grid in 15 central states including Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin, may face blackout risks if “if wind generator energy output is lower than expected,” NERC said. The report added wind production “is a key factor in determining whether there is sufficient electricity supply on the system to maintain reliability.”’

With President Biden’s war on fossil fuels in full effect, we are going to have to rely on renewable energy more and more. The problem is that these energy sources are not reliable.

“Electricity in America is becoming increasingly intermittent, and it’s because we are transitioning rapidly towards unreliable and untested wind and solar,” Daniel Turner, the founder and executive director of Power The Future, told Fox News Digital.

President Biden and his administration’s policies are causing a repeat of last year, leaving many Americans to have a dark and sweltering summer.