A year after devastating winter storm, power plant problems ‘still likely’ in extreme weather

By: - November 16, 2023 6:00 am

The historic Winter Storm Elliott dumped up to four feet of snow in Buffalo, New York, and lead to power outages and rolling blackouts in the southeastern U.S. New reports say the grid serving the entire eastern half of the U.S. was at risk and that the system is still vulnerable to frigid weather. (John Normile | Getty Images)

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Robert Zullo
Robert Zullo

Robert Zullo is a national energy reporter based in southern Illinois focusing on renewable power and the electric grid. Robert joined States Newsroom in 2018 as the founding editor of the Virginia Mercury. Before that, he spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. He has a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey.