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The recent power outages through the Northeast have caused everyone to think about the reliability of the electrical grid. Throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine our power lines pass from pole to pole through brilliant fall foliage. Last week's pre-winter snow was trapped on those leaves, broke branches, and tore power lines.Thus, the water cooler chatter is all about generators.
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Grid Strain in New England Too Close for Comfort

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (11 months ago)

A nasty winter storm ripped through the northeast December 14, causing a surge in power demand that severely challenged grid reliability for the region. The surge caused electricity demand to peak at 20,182 megawatts (MW), according... Read Post

What was the biggest power breakthrough in the last 100 years?

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (3 days ago)

A lot of things have changed. It used to be that utilities talked about outages and reliability. Now they talk about branding and social media—and outages and reliability. OK. So maybe we haven’t totally changed. There’s certainly b... Read Post

Trending Topics in Electricity Today: Will the EPA's Clean Power Plan Really Break the Grid?

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (yesterday)

Well-established power groups are drawing different conclusions regarding the feasibility of maintaining grid reliability as states act in order to abide by the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. What’s causing these reliability authorities to... Read Post


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