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Who Will Pay For This One???

Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy this week.  I cannot say I’m sorry, for they brought it on themselves.  I’m sorry for the average-Joe who has money invested in FirstEnergy, sorry for the company’s employees who stand to lose their livelihood, but I have no empathy for the major shareholders, nor for the company’s executives.  929 more words

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Brief Insight | Power Line Communication Market | 9.45 Billion USD by 2023

The power line communication market was valued at USD 4.97 Billion in 2016 and is estimated to reach USD 9.45 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 9.53% during the forecast period. 777 more words

Power Out, Pause, Power Up

A power outage is not that uncommon on the high plains of New Mexico near the City of Santa Fe. In a rural or “rural residential” area, the redundancy of the power grid is reduced to nothing in some spots. 750 more words


Electric Vehicles will change more than the way we drive

Electric Vehicles will change more than the way we drive

The world is moving away from cars based on the internal combustion engine (ICEs). The future is electric. 1,139 more words


Resiliency as a Service - Concept

Today’s electrical infrastructure is brittle. Points of failure abound, a consequence of centralized generation mated with an antiquated and chronically underfunded network of sub-stations, transmission and distribution lines delivering electrons to market. 1,282 more words


Flame Throwing Drone is Actually Useful

A team in Xiangyang, China is using a flame-throwing drone to clear debris from high voltage power lines. These lines are made of metal of course, and are impervious to the high heat of the flames. 75 more words

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Puerto Rico's Residential Electricity Rates (2000-2017)

As Puerto Rico’s Autoridad de Energia Electrica (AEE) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers slowly rebuild the island’s electric grid following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, let’s remember that Puerto Rican residents, especially in the last four years, pay one of the highest rates for electricity in the United States.  58 more words

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