via America’s Power Grid Is Showing Signs of Strain During Brutal Cold – Bloomberg

America’s power grid is starting to show signs of fatigue as the nation grapples with a record-breaking cold snap.

In the Midwest, some natural gas plants are having trouble getting supplies, forcing outages and increased use of fuel oil, Dustin Smith, a spokesman for the Southwest Power Pool, said on Tuesday.

Some power plants in New England that have been burning oil are running short on fuel, according to Marcia Blomberg, a spokeswoman for ISO New England Inc., the region’s grid operator. Restrictions governing air emissions are also a factor limiting their use.

via America’s Power Grid Is Showing Signs of Strain During Brutal Cold – Bloomberg

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