Lights out: the risks of climate and natural disaster related disruption to the electric grid

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About the project

Natural disasters pose grave threats to electric grids and their ability to deliver reliable electricity to communities. Climate change, expanding populations, and insufficiently diversified sources make our energy future more unpredictable.

SRI supported John's Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in a project that explores how extreme weather and other natural catastrophes are evolving in the Pacific Northwest, including implications for reliability of the system and potential economic disruption.