Diversity Can Prevent Failures in Large Power Grids

Diversity Can Prevent Failures in Large Power Grids
(Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

The recent power outages in Texas brought attention to its power grid being separated from the rest of the country. While it is not immediately clear whether integration with other parts of the national grid would have completely eliminated the need for rolling outages, the state’s inability to import significant amounts of electricity was decisive in the blackout.

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