Flashback Friday: Why Grid Investments Matter—Especially During Storm Season
July and August are peak storm season in Michigan—but we don’t need to tell you that. The severe storms that have battered our state over the past several weeks are a fairly good indicator. Particularly in Northern Michigan, residents and communities are still recovering from storms the likes of which they have never seen before.
When isn’t it storm season in Michigan? It begins in March, peaks in July and August, and lasts through September—and it is a good reminder of the importance of investing in our electric infrastructure. Increasing the resiliency of our state’s electric grid is one of the most effective ways we can prepare for severe thunderstorms, tornados, and other inclement weather that can lead to power disruptions.
For this Flashback Friday, we’re taking a look at some of our previous blog posts that highlight why investing in the grid matters and how Michigan’s local energy providers are working to do just that. Take a look:
- Outdated energy infrastructure? Now that’s scary! – An outdated energy grid that results from failure to make smart, timely investments in our energy infrastructure is scarier than anything you’ll see on Halloween. From natural gas to universal solar to smart meters—check out some of Michigan’s key energy infrastructure priorities.
- Reinventing Michigan’s Electric Grid – Local energy providers are working to build a next-generation energy grid to help keep energy reliable, affordable, and sustainable for the long term. Investing in “smart” grid improvements can help increase capacity, decrease power disruptions, and improve safety while keeping up with the changing ways Michiganders’ use electricity.
- Michigan’s Top Five Energy Infrastructure Needs – This one’s an oldy, but a goody. Local energy providers have and continue to invest billions of dollars to strengthen the grid, increase energy efficiency, and update electric generation facilities. These investments help increase reliability for Michigan communities, which is especially important during storm season.
Find out more about what it takes to build a stronger, more resilient energy system that meets Michiganders’ energy needs now and well into the future.