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Weather-related Power Outages Rising

24 Apr 2024

Climate Central analyzed U.S. power outage data between 2000 and 2023, as reported by utility companies. Major outages are events that affect at least 50,000 customers (homes or businesses) or interrupt service of 300 megawatts or more. Of all major U.S. power outages reported from 2000 to 2023, 80% (1,755) were due to weather-related events. Weather-related power outages are on the rise. The U.S. experienced about two times more weather-related outages during the last 10 years (2014-2023) than during the first 10 years analyzed (2000-2009).
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Juan Pablo Carvallo, Joan Casey

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United States of America

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