Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Drones used to be on the futuristic wish list of energy management tools a few years ago. But now real-life commercial drone deployments are picking up, and not just for inspections. Duke Energy reported this week that the company’s drone team used the drones to … Read more…

Power Outage at CES 2018 in Las Vegas: Here’s What Happened

Power Outage at CES 2018 in Las Vegas: Here’s What Happened

On the second day of CES 2018, the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power for nearly two hours. The blackout at the world’s largest annual technology and innovation showcase occurred after heavy rainfall caused a transformer at the center to fail. The lights went off … Read more…

Southern California Wildfire Threat Prompts Pre-Emptive Power Outages

Southern California Wildfire Threat Prompts Pre-Emptive Power Outages

The Santa Ana winds whipped through parts of Southern California at 88 mph last week, spreading wildfires. Dangerously dry and windy conditions prompted San Diego Gas & Electric to notify 170,000 customers that they might lose power as the utility sought to prevent its power … Read more…

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

Microgrids Grow Popular for Storm Resilience in Cities

The aftermath of hurricanes sweeping the United States is spurring interest in new microgrid development among city officials, according to the Environmental Defense Fund. As a result, localized power grids that can function independently from the main grid are rising in popularity. As Ellen Shenette, … Read more…

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Elon Musk Talks Tesla Batteries for Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló are currently in talks about deploying utility-scale battery systems along with solar capacity to rebuild the island’s power grid, which was decimated last month by Hurricane Maria. The nearly Category 5 storm made landfall on … Read more…

Hurricane Irma Cuts Power to Millions of Customers

Hurricane Irma Cuts Power to Millions of Customers

Hurricane Irma battered Florida over the weekend with heavy rain, storm surges, extreme wind, and possibly even tornadoes. As of 7 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, more than 3.2 million customers in the state were without power, Edison Electric Institute president Tom Kuhn said in … Read more…

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery from Tesla Will Keep Electricity Flowing in South Australia

Businesses in South Australia may find themselves plagued by fewer weather-caused blackout issues, now that Tesla has won a government bid to build what would be the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. Tesla says the 100-megawatt energy storage solution will be completed by December, 2017. The … Read more…

DoD Tests Energy Continuity with ‘Islanded’ Microgrid

DoD Tests Energy Continuity with ‘Islanded’ Microgrid

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on April 4 that it planned to conduct a microgrid demonstration under the auspices of the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) at Fort Custer Training Center in Augusta, Michigan, often used by the National Guard.

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