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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued a shutdown notice for Monday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company, power supply from Fakhar Abad feeder emanating from 132-KV Lathianwala grid station, Wapda Academy feeder originating from 132-KV Nishatabad grid station, Riaz Abad feeder emanating 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, ...