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  • Neighbors in Florence come to together as they go into day 3 without power March 28, 2023 2:11 am WHNT 19 CBS - Alabama FLORENCE, Ala (WHNT) —Thousands of residents in Florence are still without power, three days after an EF-2 tornado damaged homes and destroyed powered lines around the city. Thousands of residents in Florence are still without power, three days after an EF …
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  • Lower water temperature in Mississippi near Monticello nuclear plant kills 230 fish, Xcel says March 28, 2023 1:30 am Pioneer Press - Minnesota Xcel Energy on Monday reported that lower water temperatures in the Mississippi River have killed more than 200 fish near its Monticello nuclear power plant since the company shut the facility down last week to repair a leak. While the plant is running, it …
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  • P.E.I. party leaders debate health care, housing ahead of provincial election March 28, 2023 12:47 am CBC/Radio-Canada Health care took centre stage as the leaders of Prince Edward Island's four main political parties faced off in a televised debate ahead of the provincial election. CBC News: Compass host Louise Martin moderated the debate between Green Party Leader …
  • TPPH makes contracts with knowledge-based firms on power plant parts manufacturing March 28, 2023 12:45 am Tehran Times TEHRAN- Iran’s Thermal Power Plants Holding Company (TPPH) concluded contracts for the implementation of 31 mega projects for domestic manufacturing of power plants equipment and parts with the Iranian knowledge-based companies in the past Iranian calendar …
  • Pilot Dies After Helicopter Collides With Power Lines March 28, 2023 12:21 am The Daily Caller A helicopter pilot died Sunday after crashing his “ultralight” helicopter into power lines near Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia, police say. Larry Franklin Preiss, 75, was killed in the crash, according to WMAZ. Nobody on the ground was injured, the …
  • Super Rugby Pacific power rankings: Hurricanes flattered by soft schedule March 28, 2023 12:17 am Stuff ANALYSIS: What to make of the Hurricanes? There’s a fair bit of noise from fans of the team based out of New Zealand’s capital after their 4-1 start to the season. Heck, there’s even some folk getting carried away with the play of halfback Cameron Roigard …
  • U.N. Official Heads to Ukrainian Nuclear Plant as Safety Fears Grow March 28, 2023 12:13 am The New York Times The United Nation’s chief nuclear energy official met on Monday with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to discuss what he describes as increasingly dire fears about a battle-scarred nuclear plant on the front line of the war, ahead of his first visit …
  • Breakdowns at power stations sees Eskom ramp power cuts up to stage 3 March 28, 2023 12:13 am Eyewitness News Power utility, Eskom, said that breakdowns at power stations had increased to more than 15,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Eskom's Tutuka power station. Picture: Nokukhanya Mntambo/Eyewitness News CAPE TOWN - Stage three load shedding has …
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  • Hello from Tasmania, the last bastion of Liberal power in the country March 28, 2023 12:01 am ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Tasmania provides a final refuge for many endangered species — from the iconic Tasmanian devil, to eastern quolls and swift parrots.  Now, another species has been added to the list hanging on for life on the island state after going extinct on the …
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  • Beaver County residents still waiting for power to be restored after weekend storms March 27, 2023 11:49 pm WPXI - Pennsylvania BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. — In Conway on Monday afternoon, residents across the area were dealing with the same problems with their electricity. “No TV and I can’t warm up any coffee. Saturday, we lost power at 1:00 and we got the power on at 5:30 p.m. Yesterday, …
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Wind Farm Efficiency Improvements in WY

From Yahoo News: https://news.yahoo.com/wyoming-wind-farm-making-same-201154467.html

FILE – This May 6, 2013 file photo shows a wind turbine farm owned by PacifiCorp near Glenrock, Wyo. Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow a western U.S. electric utility to redevelop an aging Wyoming wind farm with far fewer turbines while generating the same amount of power. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm with 13 turbines over the next year. (AP Photo/Matt Young)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming’s first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state.

Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm with 13 turbines. The wind farm atop the barren and blustery ridge called Foote Creek Rim west of Cheyenne will continue to generate about 41 megawatts, or enough electricity to power nearly 20,000 homes.

Solar power often gets attention for efficiency gains but many U.S. utilities also are working to squeeze more megawatts out of wind, PacifiCorp spokesman Spencer Hall said.

“Just imagine buying a new cellphone today versus in ’98,” Hall said, referring to when the wind farm’s first turbines were installed. “It’s becoming a thing where we can’t even get labor on some of them, there are so many projects going on.”

PacifiCorp has 1.9 million customers in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon and California and wants to get more electricity from wind power in the years ahead, while reducing what it generates from coal.

Environmental groups are waiting for an October announcement by PacifiCorp outlining its future plans for coal-fired power. PacifiCorp has been weighing whether to shut down as many as nine coal-fired generating units at power plants in Colorado and Wyoming over the next several years.

“All indications are showing it will include some early retirements on at least some of the units,” said Hall.

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Tesla, Inventor of the Modern

The following is an excerpt from Tesla, Inventor of the Modern, a new book by Dick Munson published in May 2018.

Nikola Tesla gave us the electric motor, long-distance electricity transmission, radio, robots, and remote control — the very foundations of our modern economy. Perhaps less well known is that he also was a clean-energy pioneer, and he remains an inspiration to today’s solar and battery entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, who views him as a hero and contributed $1 million to help restore Tesla’s laboratory on Long Island.

Tesla marked his clean-energy leadership with a 1900 article in The Century — then the nation’s largest-circulation periodical. Published 118 years ago, “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special References to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy” was one of the earliest, detailed looks at capturing power from the sun and wind.

At his core, Tesla appreciated efficiency and hated energy waste, complaining that we “do not utilize more than 2 percent of coal’s energy” to make electricity. “The man who should stop this senseless waste would be a great benefactor of humanity,” he declared.


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