“It’s not just your perception, the number of power outages is increasing, as storms wreak havoc on the aging electrical grid.
New research conducted by Climate Central backs up what many of us feel we have been experiencing. While New England is dealing with more frequent outages, nationwide they are increasing too.
These outages affect millions of people and cost the economy billions of dollars each year.
The analysis looks at power outage data since 2000, through the Department of Energy.
Nationally, there has been a 67 percent increase in major outages, defined as 50,000 customers or more, from weather events.”
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Breton, Ryan. News Center Main 20 October 2020.