As of Friday, 83 percent of the hurricane-battered island was without electricity.
Hurricane Maria has left the entire island without electricity — it may not return for months.
“This could cause wide-scale damage to infrastructure systems that are vital.”
Congress last month extended valuable tax credits to producers of electricity from wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels, a move that came as a relief to an industry that has experienced rapid growth in recent years.
An AP investigation revealed that the U.S. power grid has been the target of several cyberattacks from foreign hackers in the past decade.
Elon Musk, founder of PayPal and the electric car company Tesla, among other entrepreneurial ventures, has promised to change the way our homes and energy work around the world. At least that part of the world that could pay for the Powerwall.
Does hacking into a private entertainment corporation's computer files constitute an act of war? Against whom, exactly?
A good first step would be to design a new, secure SCADA controller that replaces all the SCADAs operating in our critical
The success of a business should depend on the quality of service provided. And while this logic guides most private enterprise in our country, electricity markets march to a different tune. The existing market structure has two other significant drawbacks.
According to some calculations, there's a 16 percent chance that a significant CME will hit the earth dead center in the next decade. You might want to tell your power company to think about hurrying up with that surge protector and shunt.
New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.
Are we to believe that a country which sent a man to the moon and created the Internet can't figure out how to integrate alternative power sources into the power grid?
Communities should think about threats to our giant, centralized grid and tell utilities, "Don't just protect the grid - help us fortify our essential services with distributed generation."
The Wall Street Journal reported that at attack last spring on the Metcalf Transmission Substation outside San Jose, Calif
This report clearly signals to me that the U.S. government clearly wants to create a substantial energy storage marketplace and is laying the groundwork to make this a reality.
What have we learned 10 years after the largest blackout in U.S. history? Well, for one thing, solar power and other renewables are more important than ever when it comes to our nation's energy security and grid reliability.
Decentralized power generation is a pragmatic solution to a variety of problems that plague property owners and residents throughout New York, and other cities.
The cause of the Super Bowl power outage isn't entirely clear, but several sources, like the stadium's energy efficiency