A new study co-sponsored by IEE, an Institute of the Edison Foundation, found that electric utility efficiency programs saved 107 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2011, enough to power over 11 million U.S. homes for one year.
Best-laid plans really do go awry sometimes. I spent part of yesterday writing this week’s insights column, knowing that a winter snowstorm expected to hit the KC area would cause hazardous travel so I would likely be working from home.
The Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator has concluded the shutdown and retirement of Kewaunee Power Station in northeastern Wisconsin will not affect the reliability of the regional electric transmission system.
Overall, state governments and electric utilities provided more effective responsiveness and handling of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy emergency than did local and federal governments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Hurricane Sandy Responsiveness Study.
A European consortium, consisting of DNV KEMA, Fraunhofer ISE, EMD International, RAH and RFVV, has begun an EU-funded project to develop modeling and simulation tools for optimally integrating electrical vehicles (EVs) into electricity networks.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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