NERC has predicted a 1 in 10 chance of Nortwest grids shutting down - i.e. not being able to withstand power peaks to heat and drought. Hamless - a Utah-based company - has created renewable energy storage capacities for families most at risk of losing their power. It is a relatively lowe probability but in the event of a power outage, people relying on electrically-powered medical devices face serious risks. Hamless storage technology rely on microgrid structures.
Anonymous, "Lindon company wants to help prepare residents for potential summer blackouts", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 July 2022, accessed 11 December 2023. https://energyrights.info/content/lindon-company-wants-help-prepare-residents-potential-summer-blackouts