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When Booth Becomes Bunker

What happens when power goes out at a convention? All gadgeted up with nowhere to connect. That was the scene at CES on Wednesday, the handheld electronics convention that lost power right in the middle of its second day. The Las Vegas event is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, attracting about 184,000 attendees and […]

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Eclipse & The Grid

Rare event draws crowds, tests solar panels Monday’s solar eclipse caught the attention of most of the country, from Madras, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina. Thousands planned trips to “Eclipse Crossroads of America” around Carbondale, Illinois, where it was said to be best for viewing. But what happens to solar panels during a solar eclipse? […]

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Survey Says…

Study of power sources analyzes grid reliability A highly anticipated, heavily scrutinized study of the power grid was finally released Wednesday night by the Department of Energy, with surprising results. The study—which endured delays, controversial personnel, and even an unofficial draft leaked to the press a month ago, was widely expected to charge renewable energy […]

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GE Shake-Up

Immelt out; Flannery in, power and energy units combined General Electric announced Monday that John Flannery, current President and CEO of GE Healthcare, has been named CEO of the company by the GE Board of Directors. The move will be effective August 1, 2017. Jeff Immelt, current Chairman and CEO, will remain Chairman of the […]

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Monkey Business

Lone primate triggers nationwide blackout Apparently one monkey can stop the show—if the show is an entire country’s electric grid. On Tuesday, June 7, Kenya’s power was completely shut down for more than three hours after a small species of monkey performed its own version of “maintenance” on a central transformer at one of the […]

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Schneider Electric releases 2nd quarter financial results

Schneider Electric, the French energy and power company, has released its 2nd quarter figures for 2015, including revenues, organic growth, net income, and 2015 half-year totals.  The period ended on June 30th. A 9.8% year-to-date increase in revenues was reported, but this included a 0.9% decrease in organic growth. Net income was down 12%, but […]

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