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Energy Insiders Say Tech, Collaboration Key to Utility Storm Prep

Hurricane season is underway and summer heat already has arrived in many areas, which again puts the spotlight on utilities, the power grid, and disaster response plans after a series…


A Real Green New Deal? A Look at the Past for Today’s Energy Policy Solution

COMMENTARY The beginning of April marked the “unofficial” death by Senate vote of the controversial Green New Deal resolution. Despite years of escalating natural disasters and dozens of reports examining…


Disaster Response: How Power Generators Prepare to Weather the Storm

Natural disasters can strike anywhere, and the events of recent years—hurricanes, flooding rains, bomb cyclones—have ramped up the efforts of utilities to prepare for extreme weather. Power companies are utilizing…


More Utility Workers in Puerto Rico as Power Restoration Continues

U.S. utilities continue to send workers to Puerto Rico to help restore that country’s electricity and rebuild its power infrastructure, a task that continues more than four months after back-to-back…


Florida Nuclear Plants Will Shut Ahead of Irma

Florida Power & Light (FPL), the largest utility in Florida, said September 7 it would shut down its Turkey Point and St. Lucie nuclear power plants in the hopes of…