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The electrical power grid is less reliable than it used to be. Major disruptions and power outages have increased over the past 20 years as Americans become more reliant on electricity.

  • Katherine Blunt, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, said utility companies are investing in upgrading infrastructure components, some of which are decades or even a century old, to strengthen power grid resilience.
  • Blunt said the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission works to ensure grid reliability and that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is “a start” for modernization.
  • She said a rapid shift to renewable energy is underway and that battery technology has improved significantly in the last few years.

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