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Hurricane Updates

Unprecedented storm season affecting electricity across the map Texas, Louisiana slowly recovering from Harvey. This weekend will mark a full month since Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas and parts of western Louisiana. Though the lowlands in those regions are no longer inundated, clean-up is an ongoing and difficult process. Shermco Industries—based in Dallas but with three […]

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Coalescence at FERC?

Commission’s new chair endorses compensation for coal plants The recently appointed chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made an immediate push for coal plants to be compensated upon shutdown Tuesday, citing their history of contributions to the electric grid. Neil Chatterjee (right), who was appointed to be the federal agency’s chairman August 10 after […]

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Electric Food

Could renewable energy help solve world hunger? Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is […]

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Newfound Clues

Electricity theft buzzes under the radar Even with home utility installation and service, it seems you’ve got to watch your back now. Police of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (that’s in Canada) are amidst an ongoing investigation regarding the potential theft of electrical services. Thieves may be siphoning the electricity right from people’s meters. The device(s) in […]

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Meeting of the Minds

Standards of old (UL) teams with progressives of new (AWEA) In a striking example of progressive collaboration, UL is one of the organizations offering preparations for an upcoming renewable energy event, AWEA’s Resources & Projects Energy Assessments Seminar 2016. The AWEA event, to be held 9/27-28 in Minneapolis, is designed as a forum for global wind energy […]

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Preparing for a Power Surge

Cleveland’s electrical grid braces for the Republican National Convention The Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, Ohio just about a month and a half from now, July 18-21. Putting aside all the expected hoopla and tension, we can evaluate what effect an event like this can have on a city’s power grid. In this […]

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