electricity

Opinion

Opinion: Your Utility Should Expect the Unexpected, It’s on the Way

The flooding in New York City, the high winds in New Orleans, and the winter freeze in Texas usher in a new reality for the electric industry, showing how outdated its infrastructure has become and how it has to expect the unexpected. Resilience is the word used by utilities to describe their ability to speedily

Hurricanes

Power to be restored to New Orleans by middle of next week

Power should be restored to New Orleans by the middle of next week, utility officials said Friday, and sheriff’s deputies warned people returning to communities outside the city to come equipped like survivalists because of the lack of basic services in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The storm knocked out electricity to more than 1

Hurricanes

EXPLAINER: Hit by Ida, New Orleans faces weeks without power

Hurricane Ida knocked out all eight transmission lines that deliver power to New Orleans, leaving the entire city without electricity as the powerful storm pushed through on Sunday and early Monday with winds that reached 150 miles per hour. Some of the hardest-hit areas won’t see power restored for weeks. A look at what that

News

Fires rage in several states as heat wave broils US West

Firefighters working in searing weather struggled to contain a Northern California wildfire that continued to grow Sunday and forced the temporary closure of a major highway, one of several large blazes burning across the U.S. West amid another heat wave that shattered records and strained power grids. In Arizona, a small plane crashed Saturday during

Energy

Power failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis

Two days before the storm began, Houston’s chief elected official warned her constituents to prepare as they would for a major hurricane. Many took heed: Texans who could stocked up on food and water, while nonprofits and government agencies set out to help those who couldn’t. But few foresaw the fiasco that was to come.

State

Newly-Elected Arizona Corporation Commissioner Jim O’Connor speaks

As one of our state’s three new Corporation Commissioners, I held off with this press release not knowing if our election would be overturned by a court of law, given the massive “Election Fraud” occurring in Maricopa County. The behavior of so many elected officials associated with the process was shameful. I remain deeply concerned

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