power grid

As another winter storm strains the electric grid, it’s time to fix transmission, experts say

BY: - January 3, 2023

The deadly winter storm, christened Elliott by the Weather Channel, that tore through much of the United States over the Christmas weekend placed a huge strain on the American electric grid, pushing it past the breaking point in some places. Frigid temperatures, in some places setting records, drove a surge in electric demand while also […]

MISO's (Midcontinent Independent System Operator) main control center, in Carmel, Indiana. Photo courtesy of MISO.

Climate solutions for Great Lakes power grid include better planning, transmission

BY: - December 22, 2022

As the Great Lakes region experiences warmer and wetter weather, advocates say the time is now to prepare the electric grid for climate change. Proposed federal rules could jumpstart a formal process for doing that — if regulators decide to finalize them next year. Here’s what advocates, regulators and other grid experts say about the […]