The news has been filled with headlines about an attack on the electrical grid in North Carolina. A Duke Energy substation was attacked and approximately 40,000 spent a week be cold and miserable.
Electric Grid Vulnerabilities – In The News
December 13, 2022 – [Newsweek] Blackouts Could Hit Texas on Christmas as Arctic Blast Threatens Grid
December 12, 2022 – [NPR] North Carolina attacks highlight the vulnerability of power grids
What size generator do you need in a situation like this?
If you have a gas furnace with a quarter horsepower fan, your furnace will need between one thousand and sixteen hundred watts to start running. Once it starts, the furnace will need six hundred watts to continue running. A gas furnace with a half-horsepower fan will need more than two thousand watts to start and approximately nine hundred watts to keep running.