Is Georgia susceptible to rolling blackouts during extreme cold weather? Here’s what experts say
Posted February 18, 2021
External Article: WSB-TV
Marilyn Brown, Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy, was quoted in the piece "Is Georgia susceptible to rolling blackouts during extreme cold weather? Here’s what experts say," broadcast Tuesday, Feb. 16 on WSB-TV.
Brown, a former member of the Tennessee Valley Authority board and a renowned expert on sustainable energy systems, spoke to the factors that may have precipitated the widespread blackouts taking place in Texas in the midst of a deep cold snap in the state.
In Texas, the state’s electric grid operator opted not to prepare its system for extreme cold.
“You got to have thermal management practices in place. So Texas did not because it’s such a rare event,” said Dr. Marilyn Brown with Georgia Tech.