May 20, 2022 02:35 PM (GMT+8) · EqualOcean
According to CNN reported on the 19th, the U.S. power grid regulator said that this summer, extreme high temperature weather and continuous drought may lead to the paralysis of the power grid in most parts of the United States, resulting in large-scale power shortages or blackouts. On the 18th local time, the 2022 summer power reliability assessment released by the North American power reliability Commission (NERC) showed that the extreme high temperature this summer will lead to an increase in U.S. power demand. At the same time, the continued drought will put additional pressure on power supply and demand. On the 19th, the meteorological prediction center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that American States will face weather higher than the average temperature in previous years this summer. Experts warned that because the power grid is very fragile, when the power supply load is insufficient to meet the power demand, mandatory power rationing measures will be taken to protect the power grid. In 2021, Texas forced a power outage in cold weather to prevent damage to the power grid, resulting in the death of more than 200 people in the power crisis.