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Extreme weather drives more major power outages
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Extreme weather drives more major power outages

Large-scale power outages are becoming more common across the country and in Maine as extreme weather, stoked by a warming climate, knocks out electricity to wider swaths of people. Between 2000 and 2021 some 83 percent of reported major outages in the U.S. were attributed to weather-related events, including hurricanes, severe winds and ice storms, according to data by Climate Central.- Those outages affected 50,000 or more people for an hour or longer.

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Power Outage at Austin Airport Provokes Flight Chaos
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Power Outage at Austin Airport Provokes Flight Chaos

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport lost power, leading to cancelled flights and frustrated flyers during the facility’s busiest time of day. The outage was caused when underground equipment malfunctioned, electricians used fault indicators — devices that light up to indicate a circuit issue — to isolate the cause of the problem. Crews completed repairs and restored power to the airport a couple of hours later. Ninety flights were cancelled as passengers were stranded in the dark.
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Thousands without power in California
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Thousands without power in California

Thousands of customers were without power in California due to the intensifying record heat wave that's hitting much of the U.S. West. Nearly 67,000 Californian customers were without power. Ongoing power outages were affecting over 40,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers across 28 counties, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area's Contra Costa County, per a PG&E update. Californian officials declared a power grid emergency earlier Monday due to the threats posed by the extreme heat.
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California could see power outages
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California could see power outages

Electrical grid towers were seen during a heat wave where temperature reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.56 °C), in Pasadena, Calif. As Californians crank up the air conditioning during a heat wave, state officials are urging consumers to limit their electricity use to avoid strain on the power grid – and the potential for rolling power outages.
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Power outage affected almost 3000 customers
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Power outage affected almost 3000 customers

Southern California Edison, which supplies the bulk of the region’s electricity, reported a power outage across much of Laguna Beach, affecting near of 3000 customers. The cause of the outage still under investigation. The news came just hours after California officials declared a power grid emergency, as the blistering heatwave threatened to overload the state’s electricity system beyond its capacity.

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Massive power outage impacts nearly 2,000 customers
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Massive power outage impacts nearly 2,000 customers

A power outage in Valley Center was reported. A cause for the outage was not identified. Nearly 2000 customers were hit by the outage. Service was later restored.
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Thousands in Michigan Without Power After Midwest Storms
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Thousands in Michigan Without Power After Midwest Storms

Severe thunderstorms in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the region. The impact of the storm system extended south into Arkansas, where heavy rainfall and flash flooding swept through the northern part of the state, said Joe Sellers, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Power was restored through some areas a couple of hours later, after the storm knocked out electricity to more than 600,000.
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Massive power outage that left over 3,000 without electricity in US
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Massive power outage that left over 3,000 without electricity in US

A squirrel is said to have knocked out the power in Asheville, North Carolina, that left more than 3,000 customers without electricity. The power was up and running after it was restored just a couple of hours later.
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North Longview experienced power outage
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North Longview experienced power outage

According to SWEPCO, approximately 1,437 people were without power. SWEPCO lineman were working to restore power in North Longview. The service was restored a couple of hours later, the cause of the outage is unknown
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Storm caused power outage in Detroit
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Storm caused power outage in Detroit

Thousands of people across Michigan were hit with power outages after intense storms brought heavy rain and flooding. The counties in the south of the state were hit the hardest by the weather conditions. The majority of counties have less than 100 outages except for Delta county, which has recorded over 1,300.
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Emerald Hills residents get long-awaited apology from energy company
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Emerald Hills residents get long-awaited apology from energy company

Just days after the Emerald Hills residents called out PG&E for ongoing power outages, the company held a community meeting to address concerns and attempt to rebuild tenuous customer relations. The Vice President for the Bay Area region Aaron Johnson, apologized to residents for repeated blackouts and discussed steps towards repairing the system.
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Power outages due to heat wave
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Power outages due to heat wave

The unprecedented heat wave that slammed Seattle and Portland, Oregon, prompting an electrical utility to resume rolling power outages amid heavy power demand.
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 Heat caused power outage
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Heat caused power outage

On the tail end of a record-setting heat wave in Portland, a section of a massive tree has Eastmoreland neighbours pointing towards climate change as the culprit. The tree branches destroyed a power pole and took down power line living neighbours without electricity for a couple of hours.
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Torrential rains cause power outages in Appalachia
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Torrential rains cause power outages in Appalachia

More than 20,000 customers were without electricity in eastern Kentucky, and nearly 10,000 more in neighbouring states caused by rains. The torrential rains also cause flooding.
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Widespread power cuts caused by storms
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Widespread power cuts caused by storms

More than 4,400 Mohave Electric Cooperative members were without power after major storms blew through the Tri-state, leaving damage in their wake. Outages impacted more than 1,500 members in the communities of Bullhead City, Fort Mohave an Mohave Valley in the western service area and nearly 3,000 in the eastern service area communities. Some portions of the eastern service area were without power for 21 hours after storms packing winds and lightning damaged MEC assets.
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Power Outages Reported After Ohio Storm
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Power Outages Reported After Ohio Storm

Tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather, including a tornado, was reported east of Cincinnati. Duke Energy's outage map listed more than 71,000 customers without power, including more than 51,000 in Hamilton County and more than 20,000 without power in Clermont County.
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Torrential rains cause flooding and power outages
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Torrential rains cause flooding and power outages

More than 20,000 customers without electricity in eastern Kentucky, and nearly 10,000 more in neighbouring states. One emergency official in hard-hit eastern Kentucky described the situation as "catastrophic" as water rescue crews searched for stranded people. Gov. Andy Beshear said hundreds of properties could be destroyed.
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Heat waves hit hard
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Heat waves hit hard

Extreme weather like heat waves increases energy demands and tests the limits of power infrastructure. Texas, Nevada, California, New York and Florida, among other states, have struggled with power outages recently. The number of power outages caused by extreme weather has doubled in the last 20 years. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the state's power grid, asked users to conserve energy twice during a heat wave last week to prevent mass outages.
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Power outages due climate change
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Power outages due climate change

Issues in Texas with extreme weather and balancing natural gas and wind to run the electrical grid hold lessons for an entire U.S. at risk for power outages from climate change.
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Power outage hit during heat wave
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Power outage hit during heat wave

Thousands of DTE Energy customers in the Grosse Pointe area lost power last week when temperatures hit the mid-90s. DTE said the issue was caused by a transmission outage, not because of a lack of supply.
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Power outage blinks experienced by Clover residents
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Power outage blinks experienced by Clover residents

The random blinks have lasted anywhere from 20 seconds to 10 minutes long. Most people expect a power outage during a storm or if a crash took down power lines, but these instances are random.
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Texas electricity rolling blackouts
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Texas electricity rolling blackouts

Texas’ electricity regulator warned residents and businesses to reduce the amount of power they use as the heat index was forecast to soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, putting a strain on the state’s grid and potentially leading to rolling power outages across the state.
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Power outages rise as storms bring high wind
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Power outages rise as storms bring high wind

Power Outage U.S. reported more than 70,000 were without power in the state. More than 50,000 were without power in Hamilton County and more than 18,000 were without power in Clermont County. Duke Energy's outage map showed more than 99,000 customers without power.
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Extreme weather prompts heat warnings, severe flooding and power outages
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Extreme weather prompts heat warnings, severe flooding and power outages

Severe storms that moved across the Upper Midwest and the Ohio River Valley left more than 620,000 customers without power for several hours. In a span of 24 hours, American communities grappled with a slew of severe weather threats that left hundreds of thousands without power in the Midwest, trapped flooded communities in Montana without clean drinking water, prompted tornado warnings in Chicago and left millions battling sweltering heat.
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West Side Market goes without power for 11 hours
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West Side Market goes without power for 11 hours

One of Cleveland’s iconic landmarks was in the dark for hours. Power outage affected for 11 hours.