11 Jan '18, 2pm

Researchers Determine Future Climate Change Will Make Power Outages More Costly

“Predicted changes in temperature and other weather events may damage the electricity grid and cause power outages,” the authors of the study explain, going on to explain that “Understanding the costs of power outages and how these costs change over time with global warming can inform outage-mitigation-investment decisions.” Specifically, their research found that as climate change begins to impact regional temperatures so too will home electricity use change, and households will likely be more willing to pay extra to avoid outages in summer but will be less likely to pay to avoid outages in winter.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/11/researchers-determin...

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