This winter is expected to be a rough one, and it could create a significant increase in power demand. Texas’ grid meltdown last year was a wakeup call to the rest of the nation. New York is scrambling to prep its grid to not make the same mistake as Texas. New York’s grid operator modeled a scenario that was equivalent or greater than the Texas cold snap earlier this year that nearly collapsed the entire power grid and left millions in the dark, according to Bloomberg . Wes Yeomans, vice president of operations for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), said electricity demand would soar to record highs under such a scenario. At the same time, deliveries of natural gas to power plants would be disrupted, he added. The disruption would cause power reserves to plummet by 90% to 526 megawatts, the model revealed. Yeomans said that NYISO […]

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