Anyone who’s lived through one of New York’s historical blackouts or storms can tell you just how suddenly the city comes grinding to a halt when the power shuts off. This video from Cheddar sheds some light on NYC’s electricity systems and the history of their development.
Keeping the lights on in New York City is no easy task. New Yorkers demand billions of watts of electricity per day, much more than the city itself can produce. As New York moves towards a greener future, generating this vast amount of electricity will require rethinking how the city generates its energy.
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