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Tesla vs. Tesla: The Juice In Your Car Will Increasingly Come Through HVDC, Edison’s Preferred…

So that’s HVDC and why the electricity you use will increasingly come through HVDC transmission. It gets more power delivered over longer distances, it’s increasingly economically viable, it works better underground, it works better underwater, it can dodge NIMBYs and it reduces the challenge of variable renewable generation. It’s one of the top innovations in the world of electricity, and it’s coming soon to a grid near you.

Canada Hydro Line To Power 2-3% Of NYC

It’s nice not to be talking about imports from Canada in terms of oil this time. The U.S. Department of Energy has approved the final environmental impact statement for the 336-mile, 1000-megawatt Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, New York, extending to New York City. The … [continued]

How Much Energy Does the Internet Use?

“No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.” It’s a funny email signature, but how many inconvenienced electrons does it take to power the internet? In 2011, the digital universe, or the amount of information created and replicated, reached … [continued]