What If Sandy Happened Today?
Water met electricity on Oct. 29, 2012, and where it did, the results were disastrous. Houses in Breezy Point, Queens, burned down. Roosevelt Island nursing-home patients remained in the cold and dark for days. Transit halted. Cellphone towers died. Gasoline pumps failed. Much of that misery can be traced to 8:30 p.m. that night, when 14-foot waves breached a Consolidated Edison substation along … Read News
EBay To Ellison Embrace Microgrids In Threat To Utilities
Oracle Corp. Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison plans to build one to power the Hawaiian island he bought last year. EBay Inc. (EBAY) has one to run a data center. The University of California at San Diego and the federal government have invested tens of millions of dollars in the technology. … Read News