By the time the Public Utility Commission gets around to addressing the reliability crisis facing the state’s electricity grid, it may be holding meetings by candlelight.
The rest of us may be sweating in the dark.
The commission’s lack of leadership has been magnified by a vacancy on the three-member panel, even as the prospect of rolling blackouts during the hottest days of the summer looms once again. Although the commission could and should take steps to ease the threat, it probably won’t.
More from FuelFix on the state’s summer power problems:
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