Eagle Eye Power Solutions

Podcast | How (Un)Reliable Is the Electric Grid?

The Battery Blarney Duo welcomes Al Warner to talk about the unreliability of the electric grid.

The electric grid is one of the most important infrastructure elements in the United States. It’s a system of interconnected power plants and transmission lines that delivers electricity to homes and businesses. The grid is also one of the most complex systems in the world, and it’s susceptible to a variety of risks. Grid operators must constantly balance supply and demand to maintain a consistent flow of electricity, and they must also contend with severe weather, cyber attacks, and other threats. As a result, the grid is not always reliable. Outages can occur for a variety of reasons, and they can have major consequences. That’s why it’s important for grid operators to continuously monitor conditions and take steps to mitigate risks. By doing so, they can help ensure that the electric grid remains reliable for the millions of Americans who rely on it every day.

Episode Highlights

02:54 – The electric grid today is like playing grid Jenga. If you pull out specific pieces of the grid it will all fall down.

12:21 – If I want a fast recharge I`ve got to have a 250kw charger for one vehicle. This is the problem for the electrical grid, it cannot support this kind of spontaneous step load.

23:29 – This country really needs a brand new backbone. If these people are serious about the future being electrical we need a whole new backbone.
39:41 – The rail system is probably the most economical way to transport goods but the trucking industry took over and the prices were so low but now with the price of fuel, train transporting of goods is becoming more competitive I think.

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