Nearly a year after Winter Storm Uri’s devastation, where are we on grid resilience?

  • Barbara Tyran, Clint Vince

February 2021 can be remembered for many reasons: the arrival of COVID vaccines, start of a new administration, and the staggering loss of life and property during Winter Storm Uri in Texas. That was not the only example of severe weather in 2021: Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast; drought and an intense heat wave struck the West Coast; and wildfires consumed parts of Colorado during the holidays.

The question remains: where are we today in terms of grid resilience?