16 Nov, 2022
Electric Power Transformers: Supply Issues [November 16, 2022]
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Parfomak, Paul W.
From the document: "Electric power transformers are fundamental components of the U.S. electric grid. They control the voltage of electricity so that it can be synchronized with other power supplies, transmitted long distances, and distributed to customers [...]. Some utilities assert [hyperlink] that they face transformer shortages due to a combination of historical supply constraints, the impacts of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, and severe weather events. Industry analysts warn [hyperlink] that shortages may jeopardize electric service reliability, storm recovery, and grid expansion to accommodate anticipated growth in renewable electricity supplies. The Biden Administration and some Members of Congress have likewise expressed concern [hyperlink] about transformer shortages and have taken actions to address them. Transformer supply challenges include access to emergency transformer reserves, domestic manufacturing capacity, and the availability of specialty steel."
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  • Author
    Parfomak, Paul W.
  • Publisher
    Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
  • Report Number
    CRS Insight, IN12048
  • Date
    16 Nov, 2022
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Congressional Research Service: crsreports.congress.gov/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    Electric power distribution
    Electric power transmission
  • Resource Group
    Reports (CRS)
  • List
    Severe Winter Weather

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