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  • 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 ...
  • Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on federal efforts to address electromagnetic risks to the electric grid. The report (GAO-16-243) is titled "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Electromagnetic Risks, but Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risks and Strengthen Collaboration" ...
  • April 27--California leads the nation in electric vehicles, with nearly 200,000 on the road -- half the total in the United States. But Northern California only has about 5,000 charging stations, so EV owners are suffering from what's known as "range anxiety." The California Public Utilities Commission needs to encourage a competitive market as the state develops a network of charging ...
  • 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 ...
  • April 26--In a world where faster, higher, and further are the goal of getting from point A to point B, a contrarian airplane and its two man crew made an historic landing in San Francisco over the weekend. The sun-powered Solar Impulse-2 touched down safely after flying non stop for nearly three days and nights while crossing the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. A speed record ...
  • 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 ...
  • April 26--Three decades ago, when Westinghouse Electric exited its sprawling 92-acre manufacturing site that straddles East Pittsburgh and Turtle Creek, it ended a century-long legacy of supporting the power generation industry. At one time, as many as 20,000 workers filled the massive complex along Braddock Avenue, before operations moved to Charlotte, N.C., in the 1980s. After years of ...
  • Research presented today by Dr. Daniel Hoornweg, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), at the Ontario Energy Association's (OEA) Speaker Series, Exploring Alternative Transportation Options in Ontario: Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles, states Ontario can save billions of dollars in fuel costs and significantly reduce greenhouse ...

  • The Power Distribution Development Program for Results- a US$500 million loan to PT PLN, the national power utility - would boost the island's electrification ratio to 90 percent, as well as improve power systems to be more efficient and reliable. "Lack of electricity access to millions of people in Sumatra constrains the region's economic potential, and the Power Distribution Development ...