Just How Unreliable Is The U.S. Electricity Grid?
Not only does the U.S. suffer more blackouts than any other developed nation… The number of U.S. power outages lasting more than an hour has increased steadily for the past decade. That’s according to federal databases at the Department of Energy (DOE) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC).
Those outages cost about $500 for every man, woman and child in America. That adds up to an estimated $150 billion per year, according to the DOE.
In fact, the U.S. power grid is surprisingly unreliable at the best of times, especially when compared to those of other developed countries.