if I can speak plainly the U.S. Grid is not sustainable. The frequent blackouts due acts of man and weather can cause short-to-long-term brown-to-blackouts. Civil Engineers gave U.S. infrastructure a grade of D plus.
Many of us drive over potholes and highways that cannot support the capacity. One accident derails movement for miles so often that you are required to build in probable uncertainty into your day. We all must become predictive forecasters in order to manage time.
Not much has changed. “At this time only does the U.S. suffer more blackouts than any other developed nation… The number of U.S. power outages lasting more than an hour has increased steadily for the past decade. That’s according to federal databases at the Department of Energy (DOE) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC).
Those outages cost about $500 for every man, woman and child in America. That adds up to an estimated $150 billion per year, according to the DOE.”
The grid is interconnected to all aspects of our society. The trending toward failures will not be anomolous but considered regular and normalized. The investment in infrastructure is peacocked politically but is a security, safety and health concern that must be tackled by the states and the president.