How the Trump administration can ‘reset’ the energy grid
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Democrats and Republicans alike have been talking about energy grid resetting in the wake of the presidential election.
But the administration’s response has been slower than many hoped.
Now, the White House has taken a step in the right direction, announcing it will restore the power grid to full function by the end of the year.
“As of December 21, 2019, the Administration will be returning to full power on the electric grid by the middle of 2019,” said a statement from the Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The announcement comes less than two weeks after the Trump White House said it would restore the electric power grid by December 2020.
FERC was the agency that oversees the electric sector, and its director, Christopher Whalen, said that restoring the grid could be done by mid-2020, which would be on par with what the Obama administration did.
Whalen said he had hoped for the grid to be fully operational by March 2021.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also noted that the government was not just restoring the power grids power but also the air, water and power networks, which were all impacted.
It will be a good day when the power goes back, Sanders said in a statement, adding that the President has made clear he wants to work with the people of the country and Congress to get the grid back on track and restore the American economy.
Democrats and Republicans alike have been talking about energy grid resetting in the wake of the presidential election.But the administration’s…