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Jun 28, 2014

The 2014 Utilities’ Soccer/Football World Cup

There are a lot of similarities between the 2014 soccer/football world cup and power engineering....More
Jun 26, 2014

Load Coefficients (Load Varying with Voltages)2

It is crucial to comprehend how the electric load reacts to changes in the supply voltage, especially when voltage reduction is now being utilized....More
May 24, 2014

Distributed Generation (DG) Is Here to Stay

Climate change, distributed generation, electric vehicles, solar, renewable resources etc. are the hot topics in the energy field now....More
May 10, 2014

What Does an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO) Do?2

The previous blog explained what an ECCO does briefly, what’s unique about ECCOs and the stresses and importance of their job....More
Apr 29, 2014

Life as an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO)3

What is the relationship between an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO) and the Godfather? What do ECCOs and how we can't live without them?....More
Apr 28, 2014

Getting it Right on Energy Price Incentives

For a prosperous and growing economy, New York needs abundant and competitively priced electricity....More
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Apr 27, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why The Electric Utility Industry is Gearing Up Like Never Before9

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) conference in Chicago was a blast from the future and not the past! A decade or so ago these meetings were....More
Apr 14, 2014

Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain2

The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate and it’s not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher....More
Apr 07, 2014

A Refresher on Power Transfer Formulas4

How real and reactive power travel from the generator to your home....More
Mar 22, 2014

The Quest for Eternal Energy Resources (Energy 2.0)

The quest for eternal energy sources occupies many people, governments and countries. There has been an interest lately in renewable energy,....More
Mar 19, 2014

NRG Energy's Rooftop Solar for Retail Customers: A Trend That Could Grow?

A major utility potentially creating off-the-grid resources for customers and making money while doing it?....More
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Mar 09, 2014

Renovating Aging Electric Utility Grid Infrastructure with New Technology

Fixing up our infrastructure provides a great opportunity to use ‘new’ technologies that have been developed over the last several decades....More
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Mar 09, 2014

Constructing the NYS Energy Plan

It is a deep-seated affection for my community along with my professional interests that have kept me active on the issues of energy and....More
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Feb 07, 2014

Smart Grid and Demand Response: Finally Getting Some Bang for the Buck?3

A growing coalition is going to have a huge impact as the utility industry gets its act together to lobby for specific demand response/smart grid....More
Feb 07, 2014

NY Region Needs New Generating Plants, Too

To address the Hudson Valley’s formidable near- and longer-term electricity challenges, it is not enough to simply bank on new and improved....More
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