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The electrical grid: A vital yet unsecured part of US infrastructure - TechRepublic

A year-long survey of the US power utility infrastructure revealed that it is woefully insecure, and something needs to be done.

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Art Students Transform Ugly Electrical Towers Into Colorful Lighthouses | Bored Panda


Three art students in Germany have come up with a novel way to beautify ordinarily ugly urban environments. They turned a common electric tower into a makeshift stained glass lighthouse. 



Smart Grid: Forget Russia and China. The real threat to the power grid is from... the Sun???

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Quick Take: Smart Grid News is recently warned you that Russia was behind a malware attackthat hit more than 1,000 utilities in the U.S. and Europe. And that China and other countries are undertaking massive, sustained cyber espionage targeting the power grid.

But a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek reminds us that there's an even bigger threat out there – the Sun. – Jesse Berst

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PG&E and IBEW 1245 Celebrate Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day

PG&E linemen play a critical role in delivering safe and reliable power to communities throughout Northern and Central California.

Honoring the Dedication, Focus and Skill Required to Safely and Reliably Power Northern and Central California

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Wise Moves: Demand Response | EC Mag

Once known as demand-side management, the implementation of products and practices designed to modify electricity consumption are proven methods for electricity providers and consumers to control usage. This field is now referred to as “demand response” or “intelligent efficiency.” In today’s era of rising electricity prices and desire for green and sustainable businesses, electrical contractors are wise to familiarize themselves with this field and the various measures that can help their commercial, industrial and residential customers achieve greater control of their energy consumption and costs. 

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NO RELIEF ON POWER COSTS: Court denies request

The U.S. Court of Appeals today, Wednesday, denied a call for a stay on further power auctions under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's "new capacity zone" that is raising electricity prices in the mid- and lower Hudson Valley.

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Destination of giant transformer remains a mystery - Yuma Sun: News

Mysterious transformer

The Yuma Sun has spent the past few weeks attempting to track down intended purpose and destination of the giant electrical transformer (seen here) which recently made its way here. The 17 feet tall, 20 feet wide, 350 feet long electrical transformer slowly snaked its way across Arizona to Yuma from the New Mexico border. At 1,040,500 pounds, or about 520 tons, the transformer was hauled by a semi-truck on a specialized bed supported by 25 axles.

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Maine power upgrade: CMP closing in on finish of 5-year project | SeacoastOnline.com

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A lineman, fastened to a hovering helicopter, works on a pole seen from Route 236 in South Berwick. The work is being done as part of the Maine Power Reliability Program, a five-year, $1.4 billion project to upgrade the existing 115-kilovolt system and construct new 345-kilovolt high-voltage transmission lines from Eliot to Orrington.Deb Cram/dcram@seacoastonline.com

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                   Maine power upgrade: CMP closing in on finish of 5-year project | SeacoastOnline.com