According to Inside Energy, reported power outages caused by weather and other factors increased nationwide from 2000-2014. This increase is primarily due to a strained grid caused by aging infrastructure, more people, and more extreme weather.
What You Should Know About Power Outages
Starting in 2000, the five-year annual power outage average doubled every five years. In 2014, the five-year annual average was four times what it was in 2000.
- From 2010 to 2013, there were an average of 200 reported grid outages per year.
- June, August, and July are the most common months for severe weather outages (in that order).*
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*Wirfs-Brock, J. (2014, August 18). Power Outages on the Rise Across the U.S. Retrieved from http://insideenergy.org/2014/08/18/power-outages-on-the-rise-across-the-u-s/