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The Numbers Are In: There Were a Record Number of Power Outages Last Year

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

Hurricanes, heatwaves, windstorms, wildfires and other extreme weather events in 2020 translated into significantly more time in the dark for customers of U.S. electric utilities. Utility customers experienced 1.33 billion outage hours in 2020, up

73% from roughly 770 million in 2019, according to PowerOutage.US, an aggregator of utility blackout data.


For more information, visit: https://www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence/en/news-insights/latest-news-headlines/us-power-outages-jumped-73-in-2020-amid-extreme-weather-events-62181994


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