Tag Archives: power outages

Winter Storms Trigger Energy Crisis

Texas, other areas hit with snow; legislators call for ERCOT reform Consecutive winter storms, including Winter Storm Uri and a cold snap, blindsided nearly half the country over the past week. While multiple states dealt with unexpected, unseasonal weather, Texas remains the most harshly affected as it grapples with grid issues. From roughly February 11-15, […]

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NYC Blue

Transformer explosion in Queens turns the sky neon-blue A transformer explosion at a major utility in New York City made national headlines December 27, when the electrical surge at a Con Edison substation in the borough of Queens caused an electrical fire that turned the NYC night sky a vibrant, eerie shade of blue. Via […]

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HH: Microgrid Systems

‘Microgrids’ and distributed energy systems provide backup while waiting for relief One of the greatest concerns during a natural disaster is support systems that can aid in a number of ways when standard systems go down and people are still waiting for relief. In the case of electricity, these secondary systems can be found in […]

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