Summer Heat Warnings Mean A/C Makes Unprecedented Demands on Power Grid

We truly lived blessed lives in a blessed country. We have many luxuries in our everyday lives, and we even have ways to recover after natural disasters. Some are so huge that the recovery efforts are ongoing for years, but still, our resources are better than those of most other countries. ONe of the reasons is our good infrastructure. We have good roads that can take goods and services anywhere in the country. We have government agencies to deal with crises. Especially important is our power grid. Just about everyone in this country has electricity available at the flick of a switch all day and all night. That is not the case everywhere in the world. For example, some people I know me from a country where most people do not have air conditioning. Those that do have a/c are only allowed to run that a/c during certain times of day. If they try to operate the air conditioning or any other highly-draining items, they can be heavily fined. In fact, sometimes, the government shuts down the power plants at a certain time. Even so, our power grid is quite old. We do not, as a nation, ensure that the power grid is updated regularly. We only repair it when it is broken, instead. We all worry about our air conditioning, but if the power grid is attacked by enemies or somehow fails us, the air conditioning will be the least of our troubles. And don’t forget, air conditioning isn’t just intended to keep us cool. IWe need a/c in server rooms to keep computerized systems running. We need HVAC to store perishable food. Even OTR trucks have cooling to transport food and other items.

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