“The electricity system in the United States — all of it — is heading into a massive crisis in the not very distant future. It is a crisis that is known and continues to grow.”

This somber warning comes from Duane Highley, president and CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., from the following article.

“The transition of the industry is being directed by many state regulatory bodies, moving generation from fossil fuels to renewables. It is going faster than the industry can cost-effectively adjust, and importantly, faster than the supply chain can catch up.”

The Electric Power Research Institute, in a study two years ago, found that the country would have to triple the historic rate of annual solar and wind additions to meet 2030 decarbonization goals of 50 percent.

What can you do? First, we can’t stop decarbonization, it is simply too important. However, we must be realistic and prepare for grid disruptions and outages. The easiest and most cost effective way is backup power. Exergy Energy, your concierge utility, provides backup power as a service with no upfront cost, while simultaneously helping you decarbonize and electrify.