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What makes a grid "smart"?

by Lynne Peskoe-Yang Apr 5, 2019
Advocates say the environmental benefit are compelling.
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Corner Office

Duke Energy CEO on the future of energy

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 9, 2018
The company's big challenge is keeping pace with technology.
Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy, speaks at the KPMG Women's Leadership Summit in 2015 in Harrison, New York.
Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG
Marketplace Tech Blogs

Russian cyberattack "should wake us up," former Air Force officer says

by Molly Wood, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Mar 26, 2018
Former Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff talks about the strategy behind the hacks.
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Economics of Disaster

Some Puerto Ricans refuse to leave their island, despite lack of power

by Daisy Palacios Dec 1, 2017
"That was horrible. It’s an experience that I don't ever want to live through again."
Glorimar Rivera outside her home in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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Weather Economy

Getting power back to millions in Florida won't be easy

by Kai Ryssdal and Scott Tong Sep 11, 2017
The country has a 100-year-old grid system and more frequent extreme storms, reporter Scott Tong says. Will the state "build back better"?
A couple walks through the flooded streets of Naples, Florida, today. Hurricane Irma made another landfall near Naples yesterday after inundating the Florida Keys. Electricity was out in much of the region.
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Cyberattack causes an outage in western Ukraine

by Molly Wood Jan 12, 2016
It's the first known outage caused by a cyberattack, and it could happen in the U.S.

Can America weather a cyber attack on its power grid?

by David Brancaccio and Beidi Zhang Dec 1, 2015
A conversation with former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel.

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This war game tests vulnerability of the power grid

by Scott Tong Nov 19, 2015
In a war game, utilities face all sorts of challenges: saboteurs, storms, squirrels.
The Weak Link: The state of infrastructure

Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

by Scott Tong Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.
The Weak Link: The state of infrastructure

Fuel cells offer cities an alternative to the grid

by Scott Tong Jun 19, 2015
Bridgeport, Conn., is taking measures to rely more on locally made power.