Extreme weather puts extreme strain on the electricity grid.
Such has been the case in Singapore during the first quarter of this year. According to Singapore’s National Environment Agency, February 2014 was Singapore’s driest month in 145 years. Over the course of the month, only seven days had any rainfall, with some parts of Singapore receiving only 0.2 mm of rain. Complicating matters was a persistent fog of smoke blowing from forest and peat fires in Indonesia, which caused a sustained and significant drop in air quality.