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Residents left without power as car strikes electricity box

- The driver of a car that collided with an electricity box in Wolverhampton has avoided injury. More...

Wind storm causes power outages and damage in Northern Utah

By Becky Wright, Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah - May 01--After high winds reaching over 80 mph swept through northern Utah on Saturday night and Sunday morning, homeowners and businesses around Weber and Davis counties were left with significant damage and in many cases, no electricity. More...

Northern Utah windstorm: Where to take fallen branches, what to expect

By Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah - May 02--After a harsh northern Utah windstorm resulted in toppled trees and damage over the weekend, some residents are left cleaning up the mess and were expected to be without power into Monday. More...
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The park through the trees

By George Brennan, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - Just in time to celebrate Arbor Day today, electric utility officials, the Sandwich Department of Public Works and landscapers on Thursday planted 13 trees across the street from Town Hall. More...

Potential Allen County wind energy transmission lines spark debate

By Craig Kelly, The Lima News, Ohio - Wind turbines are becoming an increasingly common part of America's landscape as companies seek to take advantage of a free energy source to help offset the nation's dependence on finite fossil fuels for energy. More...

KCP&L gives storm-ready tips

- Spring storms have started to roll through the area. More...

Articles 

By Kathleen Wolf Davis
On: March 30, 2016
When you run a smart grid magazine, it makes you nervous when your boss says he hates the term 'smart grid.' It makes you knee-knocking nervous, like that cemetery caretaker character in Disney's Haunted Mansion more...
By Michael Schwartz
On: March 25, 2016
Today’s power companies and utilities must deal with unprecedented volatility in power prices, complex transmission networks, and evolving regulatory requirements. Sudden swings in power prices impair forecasts and negatively impact bottom lines. Volatile transmission costs more...
By Gary Stern
On: March 11, 2016
Alex Laskey, the founder and president of Opower, an Arlington, Virginia-based, cloud-based software and mobile app company, has been an evangelist for change in the utility industry from the very start. more...
By Salvatore Salamone
On: March 9, 2016
The threat of cyber attacks on electrical grids looms large. Just last month, U.S. investigators found evidence confirming a December attack on a Ukrainian power grid caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of people. more...
By Mark Sardella, PE
On: January 14, 2016
Nearly half of all electricity generated in the world today comes from power plants that use steam turbines built in the days of rotary telephones and manual typewriters, operating at thermal efficiencies of around thirty-percent more...

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Asset Analytics: Your Path to 2020 and Beyond

Tuesday May 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Many large power transformers in service today came online 40 years ago. In less than 15 years, 20-50 percent of our energy will come from renewable sources such as wind farms, rooftop solar panels, and energy storage devices. more...

A Cybersecurity Checkup for the Power Industry

Wednesday May 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

We are getting closer to the July deadline for NERC CIP v6. While we’ve come a long way, we have much further to go before we reach ICS cybersecurity standards that ensure industry reliability goals. After the December 2015 Ukrainian more...

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