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Disaster Response and Mutual Aid

Electric System Load Shedding: Practices and Considerations Amid Increased Extreme Weather Events

This report is meant to encourage utilities and regulators to contemplate how they can reconsider load shed protocols and practices to be better prepared for changing weather patterns. The report primarily draws from how utilities were challenged during the winter storm events of 2021, and its conclusions are based in part on interviews with utility personnel and after-action reports released by regulators and utilities related to these events.

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