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Storms Require More Resilient Power Systems

Hurricane Dorian fades away. Not the memory, though, and what could have been if there was a major direct hit. This is worth noting now because September 10 is traditionally the most active day of the hurricane season. Let’s mark the day…
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Labor Day Salute to Carolina Energy Educators and Researchers

For this Labor Day we have looked at people who are part of the power industry and keep the electricity running in the Carolinas. There are people who are not part of an energy utility or manufacturer, but still work hard to help keep our…
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Labor Day Salute to Carolina Utility Workers

Plugging in an appliance is a simple thing, but getting the power to your plug takes many people. So this Labor Day Energy Consumers of the Carolinas tips its hat to a few people who represent the hard work of so may people in the energy…

Energy Careers - Back to School Issue - Part Two

Energy employers are having a tough time finding qualified applicants. We wrote about that in our first Back to School blog recently. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas sees the vested interest in Carolinians being interested in, and prepared…

Quick Take - Posted - A Draft NC Clean Energy Plan

North Carolina has posted a draft “Clean Energy Plan” for public comment. The state website announcing the plan says: After a robust stakeholder process, DEQ has prepared a draft of the North Carolina Clean Energy Plan for public…

Home Power Storage May be in Your Future

Your daily routine at home probably includes putting your phone on charge, or maybe charging up a small battery to use if your phone runs low. Now take that idea and magnify it. Think about having a battery that you charge for your house.…

A Carolina Energy Entrepreneur Makes Connections

Think of a circuit breaker in your home or business. Now think of a circuit breaker without the old mechanical switch. A digital circuit breaker. That is the most basic idea of what a Charlotte entrepreneur, Ryan Kennedy, is doing. The publication,…

Quick Take - Odd Power Outage Anniversary for NYC

NYC had a blackout this weekend - 42 years to the day of the 1977 great blackout. An "equipment failure at one of its [ConEd] substations,” was the cause, said the utility. (Source) The ConEd website said, "...a significant electrical transmission…
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Renew Our Pledge for Energy Independence

Energy independence has typically meant weaning our nation off oil supplies from other countries. Energy is much more than oil, though. It is electricity, more and more. On this July 4 what energy freedoms are reasonable to desire in…

QUICK TAKE - Carolina Carbon-free Nuclear Energy is a Benchmark

Carolinians have an advantage in carbon-free power. One country wants to approach the enviable spot Carolinians enjoy. The power source: Nuclear. Who wants more: Japan. Really, Japan, where in 2011 an earthquake and tsunami caused so…