Emergency Power

Taking Emergency Power by Storm

Wide power disruptions from latest round of hurricanes ― and some deadly results ― turn up the heat on addressing grid vulnerability and the reliability of standby power systems.

Thanks to their randomness — not to mention their ability to dish out equal-opportunity misery — natural disasters have a way of spurring action where there’s been hesitation, forcing choices in the face of uncertainty and paralysis. That’s what outbreaks of powerful hurricanes and superstorms over the last dozen years look to be bringing to serious discussions of back-up electrical power, including where it’s needed, how much should be required, how to deliver

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