Coming Soon: Planned Electricity Shortage, Widespread Blackouts

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NERC is a nonprofit organization that oversees the reliability and security of the North American bulk power system. It uses a results-based approach. After conducting their ten-year assessment, NERC sent a grim warning of our energy future. We face a serious electricity shortage beginning in the next few years that will exist for years to come.

This isn’t news. It has been clear for some time that the elimination of fossil fuels before there is an adequate power supply to take its place will endanger the safety and security of Americans. It is also obvious that this has been engineered to happen this way. The people planning a lack of supply ahead of replacement electricity sources are smart. They know what they’re doing. Their policies will destroy our national security and will endanger the lives of our people. It will seriously damage our wealth as a nation.

Dramatic Image of Power Distribution Station with Lightning Striking Electricity Towers

NERC did a 10-year assessment.

They found that during peak demand, as government policies push electrification of everything, the planned retirement of 83 gigawatts of fossil fuel and nuclear generation over the next ten years creates blackout risks.

Most regions have enough electricity supply in normal weather, but in extreme conditions, when you really need the energy, there is an increased risk of blackouts. The Midwest and Central States could see power supply shortfalls during normal peak operations.

New gas capacity is needed, and we’re not getting it.

A spokesperson for MISO said the grid operator concurs with NERC’s key conclusions and recommendations.

NERC’s reliability assessment is “deeply troubling,” said Michelle Bloodworth, president and CEO of America’s Power, representing coal generators.

“Despite several years of warnings about the possibility of electricity shortages in many parts of the country, the risk of electricity shortages has grown worse,” she said, pointing to coal retirements, policies developed by the Environmental Protection Agency, and “dangerous subsidies for unreliable sources of energy” as the cause.

The National Mining Association said coal retirements are “leaving grids across the country short of the fuel-secure, dispatchable generation they so desperately need.”

“Surging power demand, the rapid loss of dispatchable generating capacity, and the towering hurdles to connecting reliable alternatives and their enabling infrastructure are the on-the-ground reality that should shape our energy policy,” NMA President and CEO Rich Nolan said in a statement.

“NERC’s latest assessment paints another grim picture of our nation’s energy future as demand for electricity soars and the supply of always-available generation declines,” said Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

“Nine states saw rolling blackouts last December as the demand for electricity exceeded available supply. And proposals like the EPA’s power plant rule will greatly compound the problem,” he said. “Absent a major shift in state and federal energy policy, this is the reality we will face for years to come.”

NERC’s report noted the threat of “environmental regulations and energy policies that are overly rigid.”

Our political leaders hate us.


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Dana
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Dana
2 months ago

Dr. Moriarty was smart too.

Francis W. Porretto
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Francis W. Porretto
2 months ago

Our political leaders hate us.

Surely you’ve known this for a while, dear lady.

Privation is the most reliable tool of the tyrant. Keep the mass of the people half-starved, barely alive, and your power will be secure. It’s not “the people” who fuel most revolutions, but powerful interest communities that are angry about being snubbed. They have the wherewithal to mount an opposing force that must be taken seriously.

Today, America is ruled by a faceless oligarchy that yearns for permanent and irresistible power. Policies that will reduce Americans to shivering beggars follow naturally…though of course they’re advertised as precisely the opposite.

Marilyn Crawford
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Marilyn Crawford
1 month ago

Yeah, well they can yearn in one hand and piss in the other! If this nation is overrun due to lack of sensibility, we are on our own.

494949
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494949
2 months ago

You keep voting for Dumacrats and this is what you get! Take you head out of your arse and wake up people! These jerks are going to force electrify down your throat with no grid available! Stupid!

Michael Lofton
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Michael Lofton
2 months ago

The insanity of eliminating power sources without efficient replacements should indicate the unreliability of the green weenies claims & protestations. No nuclear or fuels & an overtaxed grid & adding more electric demand should make a prudent person pause.
But the eco-putzes religious fervor allows no such reflection.

paul vincent zecchino
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paul vincent zecchino
2 months ago

They do not want ‘sustainable’ energy. They want no energy, for us. They want us to starve to death in freezing cold, dark, dystopian hovels while they jet off to their imagined digital shangri-la.

Lostokie
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Lostokie
2 months ago

And, it’s amazing so few understand that fact. It’s being said plainly and openly, yet the peasants call you a conspiracy nut when you show it to them.