TELECOM TOWERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO AVOID SERVICE INTERRUPTION WHEN THE ELECTRICAL GRID FAILS BY TURNING TO WIND ENERGY FOR SUPPLEMENTAL POWER, OR TO USE PURE RENEWABLE POWER ALTOGETHER.
Weather extremes all over the planet have become the norm. In the United States, wildfires throughout the American West break records year after year; heavy wind, rain and snow affect the Central and Northeastern states, and hurricanes barrage the Gulf and East Coast states with regularity.
These intense climatic disturbances perpetually compromise the power grid. In late August 2020, Hurricane Laura caused massive telecommunications outrages when it knocked out electricity and internet services, leaving hundreds of thousands without connectivity in Texas and Louisiana, affecting communications with storm victims and hampering rescue and recovery efforts.
Read more about online at Above Ground Level here or in the Dec. print issue of the magazine..