Failed State? America’s Leaders Have Taken Us To A Place Where We Could Literally Run Out of Electricity


While electrical data centers and clean technology facilities have increased rapidly within the United States, it appears the country is still running short on time to find a solution to its decreasing power grid, according to a new report.

Multiple states across the U.S. have now set off alarms due to concerns as their industrial power struggles to keep up with demands, according to The Washington Post. In Georgia, the anticipated electricity usage over the next decade is expected to surge to 17 times its recent levels, reaching an all-time high demand. The largest utility in Arizona has also projected that by the end of the decade, its transmission capacity will be exceeded if major upgrades are not performed, the outlet reported.

Additionally, North Virginia and Texas are also facing challenges with their electrical power needs. To accommodate all planned and under-construction data centers, both Texas and North Virginia would require the power equivalent to several large nuclear power plants, according to The Washington Post.“

When you look at the numbers, it is staggering,” chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission Jason Shaw told the outlet. “It makes you scratch your head and wonder how we ended up in this situation. How were the projections that far off? This has created a challenge like we have never seen before.”