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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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Smart grid technology promises more efficient electricity usage

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (3 years ago)

Imagine a day when you don’t have to call the power company when your lights go out because an electric meter immediately reports the outage. Imagine a day when your electric grid “heals itself” by sensing routine outages and automa... Read Post

Grid Strain in New England Too Close for Comfort

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (7 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

U.S. Electrical Grid Gets Less Reliable

Utilities / Energy : Smart Grid (4 years ago)

The U.S. electrical grid has been plagued by ever more and ever worse blackouts over the past 15 years. In an average year, outages total 92 minutes per year in the Midwest and 214 minutes in the Northeast. Japan, by contrast, avera... Read Post


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