Power transformer shortage in U.S. makes circles

Mar 16, 2023
Posted by Staff

The US is facing significant disruptions due to a lack of power transformer supply, New Scientist reports.

his has held up progress in many areas, from the installation of electric vehicle infrastructure to the completion of new homes. In some cases, construction has been completely stopped as new homes wait to be connected to the electricity grid. Additionally, utility companies fear how long it will take to restore power in the wake of hurricanes or other disasters.

This shortage of transformers is causing delays to nationwide plans to modernise ageing electrical grids, with some seeing delays of several months or years.

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