Outage Management

  • THERE will be no brownouts on May 9, election day, as there is enough power supply for the whole country, according to the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP). During a House Committee on Energy hearing, Energy Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada also assured solons and the public there will be no brownouts during the whole election week. We are confident ...
  • Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze has promised that no load shedding will occur during the Harambee Prosperity Plan over the next four years. Opening the two-day 2016 Mining Expo and Conference yesterday under the theme 'The Namibian Mining Industry-Weathering the Storm', the minister said this promise is one of his performance indicators under the Performance Agreement he signed in ...
  • April 27--Just over a thousand customers remained without power at midmorning Wednesday after a strong line of thunderstorms moved through the Wichita Falls region Tuesday night. Scattered minor damage was also reported in the region. Drake Gordon, area manager for Oncor, said at the peak of the storm, about 7,000 customers in and around Wichita Falls were without power. Gordon said between 30 ...
  • The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved a US$30 million loan for the Power Sector Financial Recovery Program-for-Results (PforR) for Armenia. This Project will support the Government's efforts to maintain adequate and reliable electricity supply by improving the financial condition and governance of the state-owned power generation companies and the ...
  • Dear Jim: It's inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. Is it expensive to operate a whole-house generator during outages? -- Cindy H. Dear Cindy: Many homeowners install large whole-house emergency backup generators because most activities require electricity today. The problem isn't from just storms. During the summertime with high air-conditioning ...
  • Localized power grids that have the ability to disconnect from the main, centralized grid – known as microgrids – have become one of the electricity industry's latest darlings. Particularly after Hurricane Sandy knocked out electric generators and wires along the Northeast coast in 2012, urban and utility planners have been devising localized grids that can operate autonomously, strengthen the ...
  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday revealed why most parts of the country experienced total blackout last weekend as he declared that 99.6 per cent of the total electricity generation was lost in one day. Specifically, Osinbajo stated that 3,132 megawatts of the total electricity generated on Saturday, April 23, 2016 was lost. The loss was against a total energy of 3,144MW that was ...
  • Musonda is among a few people who are happy with the daily disruption of electricity supply commonly referred to as load-shedding. Since the power cuts started about a year ago, Mr Musonda says his charcoal business has been booming. "The price of charcoal has almost doubled over the last one year and sales have also increased, business has never been better!" the ...
  • The Sukkur Electric Power Company [SEPCO] authorities continued unannounced load shedding over different tactics in city 2 feeder Shikarpur due to which the people are facing a lot of difficulties here on Saturday. The citizen and local business men recorded a protest against power outage, unannounced load shedding and tripping. Speaking on the occasion protesting leaders has said that we are ...
  • The Sukkur Electric Power Company authorities continued unannounced load shedding due to which, people facing a lot of difficulties. The citizens and businessmen recorded a protest against power outage, unannounced load shedding and tripping. Speaking on the occasion; protesters said that due to 12 to 14 hours daily unannounced load shedding made their life miserable. The residents demanded of ...
  • No theft, No arrears, relief for Khairpur people, SEPCO announced 3 feeders of Khairpur free from load shedding on Saturday. According to detail the Federal Secretary Water and Powers Mohammad Younus Dhaga during visit of Khairpur in last month was announced the three feeders of Khairpur city including Khaki Shah, Ram Puri Darghah and Radio Pakistan feeders will be from load shedding from ...
  • April 24--NORTH FORK -- Once bathed in deep green, the forests in the foothills and Sierra east of the San Joaquin Valley are increasingly turning reddish-brown as drought- and beetle-weary trees die by the month. It is a somber warning of a potentially dangerous summer. That ominous unnatural color reveals the homes of Western bark beetles, who bore into ponderosa pines, their tree of choice, ...
  • April 24--The red lights that dot the giant wall inside TVA's power control center quickly turned green on the morning of April 27, 2011, signaling the loss of generation as tornadoes ripped across Mississippi and Alabama, twisting dozens of TVA transmission lines like pretzels in the wind. "Looking at the map and the plethora of alarms coming in for the operators, it was overwhelming," ...
  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, has recognized FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) and its 10 electric utilities as a Tree Line USA utility for 18 consecutive years. The award recognizes investor-owned and public utility companies - electric, gas and water - that promote the ...
  • By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, has recognized FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) and its 10 electric utilities as a Tree Line USA utility for 18 consecutive years. The award recognizes investor-owned and public utility companies - electric, gas and water - that promote the ...
  • Mar 30, 2016 | Vasan Krishnaswamy

    The most significant recent natural disasters have caused extreme damage and consequently high costs to the economies affected. It is expected that Winter Storm Jonas will have had an impact costing billions---a healthy reminder that we should be doing our best, to prepare for the worst. 

  • Mar 21, 2016 | Brad Williams

    When the winter season comes to a close and the outside world begins to thaw, utilities across the country start to analyze how well they handled “keeping the power on” during inclement weather.

  • Mar 09, 2016 | Salvatore Salamone
    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.
  • Dec 17, 2015 | Mike Karlskind
    The climate surrounding severe weather events is changing. Severe weather is occurring more frequently and utlities are facing increasing scrutiny in how they respond to outages. Customers and regulators expect greater transparency than ever before. While utility managers deal with this on a regular basis and are adapting to the changing climate, the industry is still reporting a 5-10 percent increase in outage time.
  • Entergy weathers the storm

    Nov 16, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    August 29th was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting Southeast Louisiana. For two or three days this year, there were live shots on every news channel from Fox to CBS. But few, if any, told the story of this historic storm from local utility Entergy’s unique angle.