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The Energetic Debate

EA’s Utilities department makes an online appearance! Utilities are getting a lot of press lately, from the battle over energy conversion to an increased demand for lineworkers, so we have a crash course for you this week to bring you up to date. Virginia Clean Economy Act. A progressive agenda scored a battleground victory February […]

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Sorry, Just Venting

A little HVAC/R therapy to even out your Thursday temperature Following our AHR Expo item from last week—but preceding the full show report in the March issue of EA—we’re here to keep you up to speed on news from the HVAC/R world. HVACR in our March issue! Multipage @AHRexpo report, inside @alabamapower & @bevillstate's “One […]

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Open Source: Grid Defenders

LF Energy, Alliander formulate a shield for the IoT to combat cyberattacks LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project charged with accelerating the decarbonization goals of the energy and electricity sectors through open-source technology, announced its latest project, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), February 6. GXF is a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform […]

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A Few Good Linemen

PG&E drama showing ripple effects as far as Georgia While Pacific Gas & Electric received positive news this week regarding its ongoing legal troubles, lesser-known entities maneuvered to counteract the situation’s surprisingly far-reaching effects. As California recruits electrical workers to fix its disasters, the GA city of Marietta wants to keep skilled linemen in town […]

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IBEW Endorses Biden

Key union support includes almost a million electrical workers It’s still early, but Joe Biden could be feeling the pressure. Near-complete results of the Iowa caucuses—traditionally the Opening Day of general election polls—had Biden at under 16% Thursday, trailing Pete Buttigeig, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination. It comes as less of […]

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It’s Always SUNY in the Smart Grid

Herkimer College the latest to start a program for utilities of the future For those doubting the legitimacy of the Smart Grid, here’s a nugget: Smart Grid investments have risen each year since 2010 and are expected to reach $13.8 annually in 2024. A major part of that is state-commissioned technical projects, which often collaborate […]

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Mitsubishi Hacking Scare

Electric division confirms information leakage; suspects Chinese hacking group Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of Japan’s biggest defense and infrastructure contractors, confirmed this week it was victim of a hack that divulged sensitive information in those realms—by way of an employee’s compromised account, no less— in the summer of 2019. The Tokyo-based electrical corporation says it […]

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Copper thieves

Thefts around the country call attention to an ongoing problem Copper wiring can be sold as scrap, so public infrastructure can an attractive incentive for thieves.  When the theft is from a farm, utility, or transportation system, there’s also the possibility of collateral damage of repairs, downtime, and unpredicted service disruptions. Here is an assortment […]

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EVs , cities and costs

Greenercars.org can help you calculate your car costs We tip our hat to Jim Gorzelany, Senior Contributor Cars & Bikes at Forbes – his January 14 article, “Here’s What It Costs To Run An Electric Car And Its True Environmental Impact In Five U.S. Cities” had our attention from the moment we saw the title. […]

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Big contract for Siemens Gamesa

The company has received a massive turbine order for Dominion’s Virginia Project Siemens Gamesa has been selected to provide offshore turbines for Dominion Energy’s 2,640-megawatt project off the coast of Virginia. Karl-Erik Stromsta, managing editor of GTM (Green Tech Media), described the deal as “not only among the largest offshore turbine orders in history, but […]

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