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A listing of news items pertaining to the Directory:Electrical Grid.

This listing was commenced January, 2012

2016

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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Cents Per Kilowatt-Hour > Free Energy Blog:2016:01:30 - When I was giving a briefing to my dad about the Free Energy Blog:2016:01:29 and mentioned that their price will be in the range of 5-10 cents/kwh, he pulled out a recent newsletter from the local power company, bragging: "Garkane Energy's rates rank among the lowest in the nation," at 9.36 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Free Energy Blog January 30, 2016)

2015

Free Energy Blog:2015:11:25 - Smart meters are detrimental to health, pose a fire danger without any responsibility for those who installed them, and infringe on privacy, boosting the governments spying and intrusion capabilities. (Free Energy Blog November 25, 2015)

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Latest: Directory:Solar / Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Power Companies' objective: Remedy the unintended subsidy of solar customers by residential customers - Residential solar customers using net-metering, pay much less for their electricity but they use the grid even more than regular residential customers, who end up picking up the infrastructure costs, which is a subsidy. Remedy: a low ~$4.25/month facilities charge for net-metering customers. (PESN July 22, 2015)
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid > Free Energy Blog:2015:04:19 - It is pretty sobering to see what happens when high-power system insulations of the grid fail. (Free Energy Blog March 1, 2015)
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Directory:Smart Meters -- a Deeply Criminal Program > Free Energy Blog:2015:04:02 - A service truck ran into a power pole, causing the higher power line with its higher voltage to fall down onto a lower line, sending a surge of electricity to thousands of customers, causing hundreds of smart meters to explode, damaging appliances, and creating burn marks. (Free Energy Blog April 2, 2015)

2014

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Latest: Directory:Bio-Energetics / Directory:Conspiracy > Directory:Smart Grid > Directory:Smart Meters -- a Deeply Criminal Program > Smart Meter Extortion -- Take Back Your Power! - Not only are they not smart, not power-saving, but they raise bills, cause fires, and empower snooping and control by Big Brother. As bad as those things are, what is most criminal is that they are is EXTREMELY detrimental to health, and the perpetrators know that but continue to push it anyway -- illegally, with complicity of government. They should all be in jail. (PESN October 21, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:03:15 - Utility companies are literally kicking doors in to install unwanted smart meters. Rather then help private citizens defend their property rights, local governments allow monopolies to radiate and invade privacy. (Free Energy Blog March 15, 2014)

2013

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Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Electrical Grid Vulnerability > Directory:Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) > Recent Near Miss Warning Shot (BOGUS): Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide - Two weeks ago an EMP event from the Sun flashed across the Earth's orbit about two weeks before the Earth got there. It would have knocked out power, effecting cars and iPhones, etc. “for a long time.” Do we deserve such a thing? Efforts to protect the 2,000-3,000 transformers in the US grid are meeting with political resistance. (News:Pure Energy Blog August 4, 2013)
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Directory:Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Take Back Your Power -- Revolution Against Smart Meters - Smart meters are detrimental to health, pose a fire danger without any responsibility for those who installed them, and infringe on privacy, boosting the governments spying and intrusion capabilities. Watch this trailer, then visit the site to learn how you can choose not to have a "smart meter". (News:Pure Energy Blog June 21, 2013)
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Directory:Conspiracy / Directory:Health > Directory:Smart Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Illinois Moms Arrested for Refusing 'Smart Meters' - Mother in Illinois, US, does not give permission for installers with police escort to come on her property to install "smart meters". She begged them to not do it over concerns about putting her child in harm's way. The daughter has a chronic illness that could be affected or aggravated. (YouTube / Directory:Infowars and Prison Planet by Alex Jones January 25, 2013)

2012

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Directory:Conspiracy > Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Smart meter or no power at all? Nevada energy sends armed men to disconnect power – just for opting out - After comparing notes, Mona Orkoulas discovered that the EMF from her smart meter (installed without her permission) was giving her headaches and making her sick. She received a doctor's note recommending replacement of the smart meter with an analogue meter, but NVEnery ignored the request, so she had an electrician do it. Action: call in protest. (TheWatchers September 21, 2012)
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Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Electrical Grid Vulnerability > Directory:Copper > Copper thieves target highway light wiring, costing taxpayers thousands - Thieves cut the wire at the junction box at the base of each of the light poles, then they tie the wire to the bumper of a truck, take off and rip the wire right out of the ground. They stole 7,000 feet of wire that weighed about 300 pounds and is valued at $17,000. (Deseret News January 8, 2012) [Another reason for distributed energy solutions.]

2011

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Directory:Superconductors / Directory:Electrical Grid > Sapphire fibers carry 40 times more electricity than copper wire - Researchers from Tel Aviv University have now developed a new type of cost-effective superconductive wire made from single-crystal sapphire fibers, which are then coated in a ceramic mixture, which they claim can carry 40 times more electricity than copper wiring of the same size. Slightly thicker than a human hair, they must be continuously cooled in order to remain in a superconducting state. (News:GizMag September 9, 2011)
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Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares > Power Grid Braces for Sun Storms - A solar storm that reaches Earth could knock out communications, scramble GPS, and leave thousands without power for weeks to months. The tempest can create extra electrical currents in Earth's magnetosphere. The electrical power grid is particularly vulnerable to these extra currents, which can infiltrate high-voltage transmission lines, causing transformers to overheat and possibly burn out. (National Geographic August 3, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) / Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares - If a blast like the Carrington Event of 1859 occurred again, we could see 100 million people out of electricity for a couple years. However, installing 'surge protection' for the power grid would not be that expensive or difficult – especially when contrasted with the expense of unprotected components failing. A call to action. (PESWiki July 16, 2010)
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Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > Yellowstone Supervolcano Getting Ready To Blow Its Cork (Within a few 100,000 years) - Be sure to watch the video links at the end of the story. It's a BBC dramatized documentary done in 2008, which is very well done in portraying the relevant facts and the ramifications if something like this were to unfold -- arguing for energy sources not dependent on the sun or air (subjected to ash). (BeforeItsNews July 13, 2011)

Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares > The Solar Storm Threat to America's Power Grid - A known and cataclysmic threat to the U.S. electric power grid is being largely ignored by the President and Congress. Warning events in 1859, 1921, 1989, and 2003 showed the danger that solar activity can pose to electrical power and distribution systems. Now as we move into another solar maximum, with increased vulnerabilities built into our electrical grid, the danger again looms large. (LaRouche June 13, 2011)

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Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares > 'Controlled' power cuts likely as Sun storm threatens national grid - Officials in Britain and the United States are preparing to make controlled power cuts to their national electricity supplies in response to a warning of a possible powerful solar storm hitting the Earth. The controlled power "outages" will protect the National Electricity Grids against damage which could take months or even years to repair should a large solar storm collide with the Earth without any precautions being taken. (Independent UK June 13, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares > Simply Amazing Solar Prominence Eruption! Next Time... - Referring to yesterday's M-class flare, one sun watcher said: "Never seen anything like this before - spectacular". Its glancing blow is predicted to produce some great northern lights. But that would be a very different story if it had been directed straight at the Earth hitting the U.S., wiping out the grid -- unless we are prepared. (PESN and BeforeItsNews June 8, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid > An Energy Man's Experience with the Alabama Tornado - One of our regular writers, Paul Noel, gives first hand descriptions of what it is like coming out of the massive tornadoes that recently ravaged several states: high power lines laying across roads, towers yanked out of the ground. He also describes the humanity of people helping each other recover. (PESN May 2, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Earth Changes > Japan's Record Quake Corresponds to Solar Flare Activity - Several well-known scientists chime in to corroborate the connection between the recent solar flare activity and the March 11 Japan 8.9 earthquake via the Sun-Earth connection. (PESN and BeforeItsNews March 12, 2011)
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Latest: Directory:Solar > Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Emergency Preparedness > Two Suns in the Bible - In the scripture that talks about "the day that cometh shall burn them up" in Malachi, the next verse talks about the "Sun of righteousness" arising "with healing in his wings." Alphabetics provides some insight on this passage, and its ramifications for solar energy. (GreaterThings and BeforeItsNews January 23, 2011)

2010

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Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations > Power suppliers thrilled, worried about electric cars - The first mass-market electric cars go on sale next month, and the nation's electric utilities couldn't be more thrilled — or worried. Surge in demand could knock out power to a home or a neighborhood. (MSNBC November 22, 2010)
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Directory:Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) > Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares > NASA’s Solar Shield to mitigate damage to power grid from severe solar storms - A new NASA project called “Solar Shield” is working to develop a forecasting system that can mitigate the impacts of solar storm events and keep the grid electrons flowing. About 30 minutes before impact an incoming CME would sweep past a spacecraft stationed 1.5 million km upstream from Earth, with sensors to then relay intensity measurement information to earth. (GizMag Oct. 27, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Prizes / Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:GE Ecomagination Challenge - In addition to prize money for the best ideas, GE and its funding partners have allocated $200 million to go toward the development of key concepts that will help reshape the grid, whether it be by providing more affordable and stable clean power, or help with the transmission, or help in the efficiency on the consumption end. See the NEC's proposal to fund its vetting of the best Maverick technologies. (PESWiki Sept. 29, 2010)
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Directory:Storage / Directory:Electrical Grid > Cryogen Energy Storage System Could Cut Peak Fuel Use by Half - A new energy storage system being developed by the University of Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences uses excess energy from off peak times to chill a nitrogen-oxygen mixture called cryogen. Then, the next time demand spikes, the mixture can be boiled using waste heat to produce power. (Inhabitat Aug. 12, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Emergency Preparedness / Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Priuses power house during 24-hour grid outage in Washington DC - A family in D.C. was able to power all their essential equipment, including two refrigerators and lights and a lot more, including their TV, computer, some cooling fans, and a cell phone battery by attaching 1000-Watt inverters to their two Toyota Priuses in their garage, using ~1/2 gallon of fuel per hour. (PESN July 19, 2010)
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Directory:Conventional Renewable Energy > Ten PowerPoint Slides That Shook the Earth - If you attend enough cleantech events or are pitched by enough startups, you start to see the same few PowerPoint slides over and over again. Here is a collection of the best or at least the most notorious and historically significant slides in our industry. (GreenTechMedia July 8, 2010)
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Emergency Preparedness > Zero Hour: The Day The Grid Stood Still - There are several causal factors, natural and manmade, that could bring out modern grid to a stand-still, arguing for the need for distributed, hardened power. Disruption could come from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a military nuclear detonation, or it could come from a coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun. (PESN April 30, 2010)
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Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Electrical Grid > Transmission speeds of 100Mbps over 1km on existing copper networks - Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs has demonstrated technology that boosts the transmission speeds over two copper pairs to 100Mbps over a distance of 1km. This could see such infrastructure given a new lease of life, satisfying consumer’s need for speed for some time to come. (GizMag April 22, 2010)
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Directory:Electric Vehicles / Directory:Smart Grid > Microsoft Hohm Will Allow Electric Vehicles to Power Home Appliances - Ford and Microsoft have announced a partnership to create a computerized link between houses, electric cars and utility companies. The new electric car system will allow drivers to better manage home energy use and save money by telling the consumer the best time for cars to recharge (when demand and electricity rates are low). (MSNBC March 31, 2010)
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Directory:Conspiracy > Directory:Electrical Grid > Directory:Smart Grid > Smart Grid: The Implementation of Technocracy? - Writer points out that the smart grid technology is key in enabling the decades-long-sought technocracy -- a scientific dictatorship. It enables a central grid to control individual appliances in private homes, allowing for punishment of non-conformists. (August Review March 2, 2010) [Comment: distributed free energy is the antidote]
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Latest: Directory:Electrical Grid / Directory:Nature / Directory:Conspiracy > Directory:Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory Series > Review:Jesse Ventura:2012 Apocalypse Conspiracy Theory - Future solar flares could wipe out the electrical grid as well as bring major physical catastrophes to the planet. Ventura's team uncovers evidence that the U.S. government is preparing for a major disaster, planning to save only the elite, keeping their plans from the public because they don't have enough time or resources to prepare for everyone. (PESWiki Jan. 20, 2010) (Comments)

2008 - 2009

See News:Grid:2008-2009

2004 - 2007

See News:Grid:2004-2007

See also

GRID FOOTER

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GRID PROBLEMS

Directory:Electrical Grid Vulnerability

Directory:Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

Directory:Bio-Energetics

GRID SOLUTIONS

Directory: Remedies for Grid Vulnerabilities to Solar Flares

PowerPedia:Distributed Generation

Directory:Smart Grid

Directory:Microgrid

Directory:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles -- PHEV

Directory:Superconductors

Directory:Storage

PowerPedia:Energy storage

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