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How the PJM Power Grid in the US Skirted Very Close to Blackouts During January's Polar Vortexes

March 3, 2014 by Jim Pierobon
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The eastern portion of the PJM power grid in the U.S. narrowly avoided rolling blackouts during the period of January's 'polar vortexes'. Several steps are needed to reduce the risks, including those dealing with the shift to natural gas-fired generators.[read more]