Upcoming August 21st Eclipse to be a Power Sector Test-Run

Tune in to the skies on August 21st for the upcoming total solar eclipse! The eclipse will pierce parts of the United States into total darkness this Monday, giving the power sector a perfect recipe for a utlities experiment. Power grid operators and utility companies are anticipating the sudden drop in their main source of power, the sun. “The event is going to give grid operators a chance to fine-tune their toolkit for dealing with big wind and solar fluctuations.”

Anticipated as the Y2K of the energy industry, the solar eclipse will be nothing short of, ironically, illuminating!