News tagged with power lines

Should the US put power lines underground?

It is the height of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana caused nearly 300,000 customers to lose electricity service, and Hurricane Irma has cut service ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Hurricane Irma marches on major Florida cities

Hurricane Irma prowled toward the Florida mainland on Sunday, where anxious residents waited in dread to be "punched in the face" by the monster storm after it whipped the Keys island chain with fearsome wind gusts.

dateSep 10, 2017 in Environment
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Some Texans defy evacuation, ride out storm at home

Even when water began rushing in under their front doors, several residents in Orange, Texas defied calls to evacuate, including Lonnie and Missy Givens, who stayed home despite mega-storm Harvey turning their community upside ...

dateSep 01, 2017 in Environment
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A new way to imagine grid stability

To ensure that the US electric grid remains stable and resilient, power generators in three main regions (Eastern, Western, and Texas) must be synchronized, all operating at the frequency of 60 hertz. Because generators interact ...

dateMay 22, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Keeping the lights on in Ghana

When Ghanaian Abu Yaya wondered why his country imports all of its electroporcelain – a small but crucial component for electrical power transmission – it led to a collaboration with Cambridge materials scientist Kevin ...

dateFeb 07, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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