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Did You Know There Are 60,000 U.S. Citizens Who Lack Access to Electricity?

I think most people know that there are a lot of people around the world who don’t have access to electricity. The International Energy Agency has said the number is…



The Past, Present, and Future of Powerline Inspection Automation

“Tedious.” If you ask electric utilities for one word on powerline inspection, that would probably be it. “Time-consuming” and “expensive” would probably also feature. Yet, “vital” would be just as…


DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum…


Energy Storage: America’s New R&D Priority to Secure the Grid

The U.S. Department of Energy has made the research and development (R&D) of long-duration energy storage at fossil fuel generating stations a priority to keep reliable and affordable supplies of…


Putting Idle Turbine Generators to Work

As more wind and solar generation is added to the power grid and large coal and nuclear plants are retired, a reduction in reactive power is becoming a concern. Underutilized…


Power and Gas Research Giants EPRI and GTI Join Forces to Explore Hydrogen Pathways

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) are teaming on a notable five-year-long initiative to accelerate development and demonstrate low-carbon technologies that they say are…