Hurricane Sandy has Power Down and Out

Hurricane Sandy, the megastorm that slammed into the eastern US last night with a vengeance, is causing major problem for electric utilities from New England through the Mid-Atlantic. Even though…

The Emerging Technology of Microgrids

As part of a developed nation, most US citizens do not have to be concerned about energy reliability. We flick a switch and the room is suddenly illuminated. We push…

So What Exactly IS the Smart Grid?

We all hear about the smart grid and how it’s making our lives easier, but what exactly IS it? What does it look like? And what can it actually do…

Is it Time For a Utility Bill Audit?

Have you ever been completely shocked after opening your monthly utility bill?As energy rates continue to rise, you may start researching ways to cut back on your energy usage. While…

Electricity Thieves Caught in Several Countries

A new type of crime is beginning to sweep the nation as a number of civilians have already been caught stealing electricity from their utility. With hard economic times, people…

Heat Wave Continues to Cause Power Outages

Have you ever wondered why your power goes out in summer even when there is no thunderstorm? Many of you have probably experienced this sometime within the last month. With…