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Posted By: Charles Y. Chen, PhD - Chief Strategy Officer, Energetics
On: August 19, 2015
When our lights go off, we blame the weather. Oftentimes, weather is the cause of a power outage. It could have been a severe storm (like the derecho from 2012), a hurricane (Katrina and Irene, among others), or a heat wave. While weather continues to be a cause of grid  more...
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Posted By: Keith Norton - Training manager with ACRT Urban Forestry Training, ACRT, Inc.
On: August 3, 2015
The tree care industry is quickly approaching the 50th anniversary of one of its foundational moments. It was a moment that caused us to look inward, and to move forward with a driving and uncompromising focus on safety. Today, this might sound old hat. But it’s important to remember that  more...
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Posted By: Gerald Conn - Safety and Workers' Compensation Manager/Subject Matter Expert, ACRT, Inc.
On: July 23, 2015
Those who work outdoors are usually well acquainted with weather hazards and tend to keep a closer eye than most on the local weather report. When weather conditions directly affect your workday—especially when weather turns severe—it’s critical to understand how to protect yourself and avoid many weather-related safety myths that  more...
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Posted By: Charlie Hewitt - Principal, Sarsen Energy Group
On: June 26, 2015
The goals of retail electric competition are a source of disagreement among legislators, utilities, competitive suppliers, and consumers.  Some parties believe that the only goal is to reduce costs to consumers while others believe that customer choice produces important ancillary benefits such as innovation and consumer engagement.  This leads to  more...
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Posted By: Aaron Hills , Darren Byrne
On: June 18, 2015
Age is the silent killer of America’s critical infrastructure.  In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded this infrastructure a D+ and noted that the majority is being pushed far beyond designed limits and intended life.  In 2013 alone, investor owned electric utilities and stand alone transmission companies  more...
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Posted By: Kimberly Klemm
On: June 9, 2015
When comparing clean energy systems for generating electric power, technology evaluation is dependent on understanding resistance, current, and voltage factors. Although the topic of electrical system variations is too widespread to address in the field of electric home generators, the questions of critical field resistance and types of electricity generation  more...
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Posted By: Jerry Jackson - President, Jackson Associates
On: May 22, 2015
Untitled Document Deloitte’s reSources 2014 Survey found a growing number of firms recognizing energy management as essential in corporate growth strategies.   This is not a surprising considering that US businesses, institutions and government buildings are losing more than $60 billion/year in overlooked, profitable energy efficiency investments.1 The extent to which  more...
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Posted By: Dr. Marc Lamoureux
On: April 3, 2015
1.0 Introduction This paper provides an introductory exposition of NERC’s Risk-Based Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP) oversight approach in the light of organizational policy recommendations to consider as the process begins and unfolds. Oversight approach elements that are considered include risk-based CMEP contextualized as a type of organizational policy  more...
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Posted By: Jasvir Gill - Founder and CEO, AlertEnterprise
On: February 12, 2015
The hacking of Sony Picture Studios over the release of a movie mocking North Korea’s head of state was a serious cyber-attack on vital corporate assets, business data and the private personal information of Sony employees, contractors and vendors.   The severe economic and reputational consequences of Sony’s failure to adequately  more...
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Posted By: Shiuly Kisku
On: January 15, 2015
A classic case of power shift from an autocracy to a democracy; the story of the Utility transformation may be just that. Ever since de-regulation, reliable power delivery now exists beyond the physical boundaries of power plants, substations, network operating houses, leaving more vulnerable ends open; hence, there's a surge  more...
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