Winter Storm Elliott

A year after devastating winter storm, power plant problems ‘still likely’ in extreme weather

BY: - November 16, 2023

Nearly a year ago, a Christmas weekend storm blasted across the country, forcing utilities to cut electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in parts of the southeastern U.S. after temperatures plunged, demand spiked, large numbers of power plants failed and natural gas supply was strained. As the anniversary approaches of Winter Storm Elliott, a […]

Coal-fired power failures during winter storm come to light months later

BY: - September 8, 2023

Last December a mass of arctic air, later unofficially named Winter Storm Elliott, swept through Kentucky plunging temperatures to as low as eight degrees below zero. The frigid weather led to a power supply crunch across the Southeast as households and businesses tried to stay warm.  Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, the state’s […]