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How Concentrating Solar Power Is Gearing Up For The Age Of Nickel (CleanTechnica Interview)

June 11th, 2018 | by Tina Casey

As if concentrating solar power isn't complicated enough already, now they have to go and add more bells and whistles? Glad you asked! CleanTechnica has been contacting some of the funded projects to get the insider perspective on the Energy Department's high temperature strategy. In this installment, researchers John Shingledecker and Cara Libby
 of EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute graciously took some time for a phone interview


Guarding the Grid

August 17th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

In 2003, an overheated power line near Cleveland, Ohio sagged into a tree and shorted out. It started a cascade of power line failures across the Midwest, Northeast and parts of Canada, and causing the worst blackout in U.S. history. Since then, utilities and grid operators have used new technology and procedures to prevent another major blackout – but can they compete with an aging grid and estimated $1 trillion in required new investment? energyNOW! anchor Thalia Assuras looked at cutting-edge technology that can prevent blackouts before they occur, talked to federal officials about government efforts to create a safer and smarter grid, and went inside the high-tech nerve center of the country’s largest grid operator to see how we’re guarding the grid



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