power grid


Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.
Posted In: infrastructure, U.S., electricity, power grid

Fuel cells offer cities an alternative to the grid

Jun 19, 2015
Bridgeport, Conn., is taking measures to rely more on locally made power.
Posted In: infrastructure, energy, power grid

When the power grid fails

Jun 18, 2015
Three storms in Connecticut knocked out some residents' power for more than a week
Posted In: power grid, infrastructure, weather, storms
Towers carrying electical lines are shown in South San Francisco, California

A call to invest in safety of the power grid

Apr 21, 2015
Department of Energy proposes billions in investment in power grid infrastructure.
Posted In: power grid, electricity, department of energy

The U.S. needs more energy grids

Apr 10, 2014
Three large power grids supply power to the entire U.S.
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The U.S. relies on transformers - and that's a little scary

Mar 13, 2014
The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Posted In: transformers, power grid, Blackout

Power grid is tested by heat wave: Will it pass?

Jul 18, 2013
A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather

This smart grid can save power -- and lives

Jul 11, 2013
The U.S. power grid needs upgrading to manage all the stresses on it. The Army is testing a much smaller grid that cut fuel use in half, saving soldiers' lives.
Posted In: power grid, smart grid, electricity

Jamaican power company reacts to electricity theft

Apr 4, 2013
Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.
Posted In: Jamaica, electricity, power grid

Would you like some salt with your batteries?

Apr 4, 2013
A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.
Posted In: energy, batteries, power grid, electricity