We've all heard the adage, "There but for the grace of God go I." But what about, "There but for the preparedness of the energy grid go I?"
Maybe that's what should be on the lips of New Englanders these cold days, after watching a slow-moving horror story of frozen pipes and power outages unfold in Texas last week.
The Lone Star state is a long way from here, but as with so much in this pandemic, we recognize that others' experiences can easily be our own, and maybe feel a little more empathy and solidarity as a result.
We size up what happened in Texas and take listener calls about our own energy grid with Dan Dolan, New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA), and Robert Stoner, Deputy Director of the MIT Energy Initiative. He is also Faculty Co-Director of MIT Energy Initiative’s Low-Carbon Energy Center for Electric Power Systems, and Member and Secretary of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.
This segment aired on February 22, 2021.