Super Bowl blackout shows how we take electricity for granted

The Super Bowl blackout almost stymied the Baltimore Ravens’ game plan but it could give a push to the nation’s discussion of energy issues.
 
That’s the view of U.S. Sen.  Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who said the 33 minutes when the Superdome went dark could shed light on how much we all rely on electricity. 
 
“I think it helps to perhaps kick-start the debate,” she said, according to The Hill newspaper.
 
She added: “We have got this immaculate conception theory of energy. It just happens. The lights turn on, it’s the temperature we want, until it’s not, until it becomes inconvenient, it interrupts our game, it interrupts what we are doing, and then all of a sudden it is like, ‘Well wait a minute, what is going on here, where do we get this stuff from, how could it not be there and be reliable?’”
 
We want to ensure that reliable, affordable electricity isn’t threatened by unwise laws and regulations and we’ll stay focused on that goal, even without any further nationally televised blackouts.