Keeping the Lights On After a Storm

Clouds hang over the darkened lower Manhattan skyline on the night of Oct. 30 Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Superstorm Sandy underscored how vulnerable our nation’s electrical grid is to extreme weather—particularly the aging infrastructure on the East Coast. The storm knocked out power to more than 8.5 million homes and businesses across 21 states. We asked several experts what steps they recommend lawmakers, regulators, and utilities take to reduce future storm-related power losses.

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