At a glance: The rising cost of power outages

At a glance: The cost of power outages is rising as storms strenghten and the grid ages

Associated Press

Weather-related power outages are becoming more expensive as weather gets more extreme and the U.S. electric power grid ages. Here's the estimated cost of outages, adjusted for inflation, for the past decade.

2003: $14 - $26 billion

2004: $14 - $27 billion

2005: $14 - $27 billion

2006: $23 - $43 billion

2007: $5 - $10 billion

2008: $40 - $75 billion

2009: $8 - $14 billion

2010: $13 - $25 billion

2011: $19 - $36 billion

2012: $27 - $52 billion

Source: President's Council of Economic Advisers, Department of Energy

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