America’s power grid shows signs of strain amid deep freeze

THE COUNTRY'S power grid is starting to show strain in the face of a record breaking cold snap. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN
THE COUNTRY'S power grid is starting to show strain in the face of a record breaking cold snap. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/STEVE HOCKSTEIN
NEW YORK - America’s power grid is starting to show signs of fatigue as the nation grapples with a record-breaking cold snap. In the Midwest, some natural gas plants are having trouble getting supplies, forcing outages and increased use of fuel oil, Dustin Smith, a spokesman for the Southwest Power Pool, said on Tuesday. Some power…

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