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  • Expert: As climate change continues, heat waves and power outages will too

    CBSCBS Boston - 07/27/2022

    From Acton to Falmouth to Boston, the seven-day heat wave saw a flurry of power outages. “Basically, what happens, the network gets overloaded,” explained Dr. Ozlem Ergun, a Professor of Engineering at Northeastern University. “It’s not really the infrastructure, in the sense that the infrastructure is built for a certain level of demand, and when you get a heat wave at this level, then the demand just increases beyond expectations and really drives the outages.”

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