More airports consider going off the grid to avoid power outages


Aerial view of the Pittsburgh International Airport

Source: Pittsburgh International Airport

Should airports go off the grid? Pittsburgh International Airport — and others — think so.

Remember that 11-hour power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in December 2017 that canceled hundreds of flights, stranded thousands of passengers and cost Delta Airlines alone an estimated $50 million in lost business?

Since then power outages linked to everything from equipment failures, faulty wires and an explosion at an electric power station have disrupted operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, New York’s LaGuardia Airport,…


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