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Plan for regional power grid raises hopes, doubts

By Jeff McDonald, The San Diego Union-Tribune - A plan to expand management of California's power grid to a six-state area is raising concerns that the energy -- and the governance -- might not be as clean as billed. More...

Tug valley area escapes worse of storm

By Kendra Mahon, Williamson Daily News, W.Va. - A fierce summer storm hit the Tug Valley area on Thursday afternoon, causing nuisance flooding, power outages and road closures. More...

Storms knock out power to over 6,000 residents

By Blake Stowers, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. - Over 6,000 area residents were without power due to storms Thursday night according to the AEP outage map. More...
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Crews nearly finished with power restoration efforts across Michiana

South Bend Tribune, Ind. - After two rounds of severe weather knocked out power to tens of thousands of people, crews from area utility companies are closing in on full restoration of service. More...

Region working to recover from widespread power outages

By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. - Local first responders in Mercer and McDowell counties said there was relatively little damage Friday after thunderstorms drenched the area and knocked out power to thousands of customers. More...

Storm sparks fire, topples trees, leaves 20,000 without power

By Lawrence Budd, Dayton Daily News, Ohio - Heavy rain, bolts of lightning and winds of up to 70 mph ripped through early Thursday, sparking a house fire, trapping the residents of another home, blocking key roads during the morning commute and leaving as many as 20,000 residents around the Dayton region without electricity. More...

Articles 

By Nina Plaushin
On: June 22, 2016
As temperatures are heating up for the summer, it is once again a crucial time to heed the call to invest in the country's electricity grid. Heat waves, extreme weather and other conditions can impact more...
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...

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