U.S. Wind Turbine Database

June 25, 2018

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database was a collaboration that began in 2016. The goal was to create a joint product that would be more accurate and comprehensive than the individual wind turbine data sets. Federal agencies began using the combined data in 2017 and in April of this year, the data was relea

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2018

The summer solstice, which takes place on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, is the longest day of the year and the shortest night.   Read more about the celebrations and facts associated with it here:   https://www.history.com/topics/history-of-summer-solstice  

ISO New England hits Milestone: More Grid Power used at Night than Midday

June 18, 2018

Mild weather and high levels of solar output resulted in a daytime peak lower than in the middle of the night one day in the New England ISO. Distributed solar energy output neared capacity one early afternoon. Grid demand from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day, was less than that at mi

Oil Job Market Hasn’t Caught Fire yet as Drillers Wary of Recovery

June 14, 2018

Employment in the oil sector remains stagnant even with rising oil prices, most notably for engineering and science professionals. Less than 10% of jobs lost since 2014 have been recovered, most of those in the extraction fields. The slow recovery in jobs has been attributed to a reluctance to hire

No, Wind And Solar Do Not Inherently Increase Electricity Prices

June 4, 2018

Joshua Rhodes (Energy Institute and the Webber Energy Group) counters the argument that solar and wind are responsible for higher power prices in many markets, as recently claimed by Michael Shellenberger, a California gubernatorial candidate. Rhodes explains that many factors have impacted power

Now that Russia has Apparently Hacked America’s Grid, Shoring up Security is more Important than Ever

May 24, 2018

The threat of cyber-attacks on America’s electric grid has been a common topic in the news recently. This article explains that while securing the grid from these attacks is of upmost importance, grid operators have a number of obstacles precluding deployment of a sound defense system. Read mo

Clara Barton

May 21, 2018

Clara Barton is one of the most honored women in American history. Read about her here: http://www.redcross.org/about-us/who-we-are/history/clara-barton

DOE Announces Investment to Strengthen and Secure the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure

May 17, 2018

Following the attack on communication software affecting multiple U.S. pipeline companies and recent warnings of Russian attacks on the electric grid, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it is offering a grant of $25 million for projects to combat future hacks. Awarded projects are intended to s

Powerex and Idaho Power join the western Energy Imbalance Market

May 3, 2018

Powerex and Idaho Power have joined the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), expanding the real-time market to serve about 55% of the Western Interconnection's imbalances. Read more here: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/powerex-idaho-power-join-the-western-energy-imbalance-market

Ernest Hemingway

April 30, 2018

Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist, short story writer, journalist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Read more about him here: https://www.famousauthors.org/ernest-hemingway