Browsing All posts tagged under »Electrical Power Grid«

Power Engineer Explains Why “Renewables” Won’t Work

January 20, 2023 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Two recent blog articles are worth flagging because they bear directly on FERC’s proposal to write rules that constrain the grid-threatening spread of renewables. Written by an experienced power engineer, these articles explain the deep technical problems with increasing renewables while maintaining grid reliability. It is these problems that must […]

Save America’s Grid!

November 30, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is no secret that America’s electric power grid is becoming unreliable. The secret is whose fault it is. Not knowing who to blame makes it hard to fix. If I could get a show of hands I bet that almost no one has heard of the North American Electric […]

News Of NERC Is Not Good For Reliability

June 15, 2022 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ My last CFACT article pointed out that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) mades and enforces the regulations governing grid reliability in America. The looming threat of numerous summer blackouts, which they just announced, is therefore their fault. They have obviously failed to maintain reliability, which is their specific […]

Texas’ Winter Electrical Grid Failures Highlight Nation’s Vulnerability To EMP Attacks

March 10, 2021 by

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By Peter Brookes and Ryan Williams ~ During the blackout last month, several million customers were without power in Texas. Indeed, nearly half of the state’s electricity production was interrupted at one time as a result of the record cold temperatures. In the media, scenes flickered across our (well-powered) screens of the significant challenges facing […]

The Grid: Everyone Knows The Word – Few Understand It

January 28, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ When we flip the switch, the lights come on without anyone thinking about it. This has only been true for the last 100 years in metropolitan areas, and for only about 80 in rural areas with the enactment of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936. In 1935, only 25 percent […]

New Study On Electricity Grid Suggests The Need For Market Reforms

September 1, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The Department of Energy recently released its much-anticipated report on electricity markets and grid reliability. Much like the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, the main event was compelling but completely overhyped. But despite the unnecessary politicization, the study does provide useful information that federal and state policymakers should leverage […]

Energy Department Looks At Green Impact On Power Grid

July 1, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the upcoming Department of Energy study on power grid’s reliability is needed to address the facts after the Obama administration placed a premium on politics—but green energy is reportedly ready to push back. The study, set to be released in the coming weeks, will look at […]

Regional Power Grids Face Three Dangerous Threats

January 18, 2017 by

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Cyber and physical attacks — and the dangerous green energy balancing act By Larry Bell ~ Foreign and homegrown cyber and physical attacks upon America’s sprawling, complex, and fragile infrastructure of power lines and control stations were never contemplated throughout the system’s more than century-long creation. Nevertheless, coordinated assaults upon a small number of these […]

Lights Out: Has Ted Koppel Become A ‘Rightwing’ Survivalist?

November 4, 2015 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ Remember when, not so long ago, much of the Mainstream Media was mocking people who stocked up on emergency supplies (“preppers”) in case of a catastrophe as a bunch of “rightwing” survivalist kooks wearing tinfoil hats? Well, it now appears that Ted Koppel is wearing a tinfoil hat because he is warning […]

Not News: Coal CEO Decries EPA’s ‘Political Power Grab Of America’s Power Grid’

July 27, 2015 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ n a speech at a Republican Lincoln Day dinner in West Virginia earlier this week, Murray Energy Corp. founder and CEO Robert Murray (pictured) decried the Obama administration’s determination to, as described at the financial news site SNL.com (to be clear, no relation to Saturday Night Live), “bypass the states and their […]

Green Power Was Useless In The Australian Heatwave

January 18, 2014 by

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Praise Coal Fired Power, and the grid “gold plating”, both of which former Prime Minister Julia Gillard attacked. By Andrew Bolt ~ The worst heat often occurs when there is not a breath of wind, which is a problem if you rely on wind power for your airconditioning to survive a heat wave: WHEN electricity […]

Electric Power Blackout: The Power of One

December 8, 2012 by

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By Ken Chrosniak ~ There exists a clear and present danger to you, your family and your community; the loss of sustained electric power.  As of now, absolutely no government entity (except for the Department of Defense (DoD)) has initiated plans for survival from a catastrophic breakdown of our electric grid over multiple regions of […]

Storm Warning: The Gloomy Forecast for EMPs

July 7, 2012 by

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By Jessica Zuckerman ~ Almost a week after the D.C. area was pummeled with raging storms, many individuals are still suffering in the July heat without lights, phone lines, and, perhaps most importantly, air conditioning. In the immediate aftermath of this event, tens of thousands of Washingtonians, Marylanders, and Virginians were left without power. Storms […]

When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready!

February 21, 2012 by

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By Tess Pennington ~ It is a fact that our country is more reliant on electrical power today than at any time in its history. Our way of life – from everyday conveniences and the security of local emergency services to commerce and communications – is contingent upon an always on, always available flow of […]