FOR ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
IN THE TRANSITION TO A MODERN, INTELLIGENT GRID
A reader posted a comment questioning Item 2. Here is a graph based upon a compilation of reports by utilities to the Energy Information Agency.
There are two motivating forces here. One is the increasing frequency and severity of weather events. The other is the declining reliability of the legacy grid which would mean growing frequency of weather related outages even if there was no growth in the frequency or severity of weather events.