Seth Blumsack

Seth Blumsack

Seth Blumsack is professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and International Affairs at Penn State.

Downed power lines in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida

Commentary: To avoid long power outages after disasters, utilities need to think differently

By: - September 27, 2021

A busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing. The year’s 18th named storm, Sam, has become a hurricane. Meanwhile, some residents in the parts of Louisiana hit hardest by Hurricane Ida in late August are still waiting for their power to be restored. And thousands of Texas residents endured multi-day outages after Hurricane […]