Natural gas shortage, supply chain issues could result in rolling blackouts in New England
(WFSB) - Power grid operator ISO New England is warning there could be blackouts or controlled outages if we get severe cold weather this season.
It all has to do with the natural gas shortages and the supply chain issues we are seeing globally.
If the weather stays like we have been experiencing recently, then they will have enough electricity for New England, but if several cold days come, they might not have enough energy to distribute to companies, like Eversource and United Illuminating.
New England depends heavily on natural gas to create electricity and because there is a shortage, we might not have enough to meet the demand if we get bad weather.