The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution.
The weather in New York City today was a pleasant 64 degrees but Gothamites had better hope it stays mild. The White House has announced that it will simulate an attack on the NYC power grid during the next heatwave. Oh, that's just mean.
NPR has an amazing interactive map of our power grid—the complicated mesh of power plants and transmission lines delivering juice to your house. This picture shows new proposed lines—it looks damn sad without them: