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By Don C. Brunell
Business analyst 

Skilled Worker Shortage Could Derail "Electrify Everything"


March 23, 2023

In the race to “Electrify Everything” there are glitches which may derail the plan over the next 20 years. One is a shortage of skilled electrical workers needed to rewire homes, make grid modifications, and install new electrical capacity.

President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, signed in August, contains billions of dollars to help Americans electrify their homes, buy electric vehicles, replace natural gas stoves, and install solar panels.

“The problem is most houses aren’t wired to handle the load from electric heating, cooking, and clothes dryers, along with solar pa...

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