How Will You Keep The Lights On (When Everyone Else’s Go Off)?

On July 13, 2019, a faulty cable at a Con Ed substation led to a blackout that plunged 72,000 customers in midtown Manhattan into darkness for nearly six hours. Nearly 16 years before, on August 14, 2003, three parallel, heavily loaded high-voltage electrical transmission lines in Ohio sagged and touched nearby overgrown tree limbs, causing [...]