Electrical energy (and the storage of this energy with batteries) has fundamentally changed our society.
The electrical grid is one of modern societies most valuable (and vulnerable) resources.
So it’s no wonder why we so heavily rely on it. We use it for everything in modern life from warmth during cold months to cool during hot months. From entertainment when we’re bored to increase food preservation using refrigeration.
It even takes electrical power to operate fuel pumps. Fuel pumps that support our mass market food chain. The very supply chain that fills your local grocery store – daily.
So without grid power, you’re local grocer would quickly become bare.
In such an event (even for a few weeks) life would become a much more challenging endeavor. Millions of people would suffer and societies norms would crumble without the grid.
And that’s in just the first few weeks of widespread grid power loss. A longer disaster without power, the more widespread the suffering and death becomes.