Power Grid Bracing For ‘Bomb Cyclone,’ Bitter Cold


FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Shippingport, Pa. Photo: Reid Frazier

A one-two punch of bitter cold temperatures and Winter Storm Grayson, a so-called ‘bomb cyclone’ moving up the Atlantic Coast, will stress the electrical grid in Pennsylvania and much of the Northeast this week.

But the region’s grid operator says it’s better prepared to deal with the winter misery because of recent experiences with extreme winter weather.

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