People from all corners of the United States experienced some form of extreme weather in 2023. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2023 has already set a record for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the United States. Tragic events like the deadly Maui firestorm, extreme flooding in California and New England, Hurricane Idalia’s category four winds battering the Gulf Coast, and devastating hailstorms and tornados throughout the central US underscore how a changing climate poses major challenges to the reliability our electric grid — the backbone of the United States’ economy, national security, and community health and safety.
Originally published at https://www.energy.gov/gdo/articles/what-does-it-take-modernize-us-electric-grid
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