The greatest threat to America’s power grid is not what you think

Electric regulators and utilities across America are sounding the alarm on grid reliability, yet the Biden administration keeps on hitting the snooze button. 

The newest warning comes from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) biennial “Reliability Risk Priorities Report.” For the first time, energy policy is listed as one of five key risk profiles, joining grid transformation, security risks, extreme events, and critical infrastructure interdependencies. This is significant because it singles out bad energy policy as a major threat to the grid.


he report is no surprise. When I was secretary of Energy, grid reliability is what kept me up

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