In the white paper, Duke Energy’s Manager of Technology Development David Masters wrote that Duke plans to invest $1 billion into digital grid technologies, and the utility decided to rely heavily on already available networks like cellular connections for a variety of reasons.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Posted by Charlie at 8:49 PM
Brady DennisUnion leaders announced Saturday that 45,000 striking workers would end a walkout that began Aug. 7, even though there has been no agreement on the terms for a new contract.
Posted by Charlie at 8:45 PM
Friday, August 19, 2011
“We are aware of the unusually high trading activity in SCANA common stock yesterday. We are also aware of the internet-based rumor that SCANA is considering a sale of the company,” said Bill Timmerman, SCANA’s chairman and CEO. “These rumors are false, and we know of no corporate developments to account for the unusual market activity in SCANA’s stock.”
Posted by Charlie at 1:32 PM
Martin FacklerInspectors in Ibaraki Prefecture, just north of Tokyo, found radioactive cesium in a sample of rice from the city of Hokota, about 90 miles south of the radiation-spewing nuclear plant. The prefecture said the radiation was well within safe levels: It measured 52 becquerels per kilogram, about one-tenth of the government-set limit for grains.
Posted by Charlie at 7:12 AM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Students in Aiken Technical College's radiation protection program are now eligible to receive certification from the National Academy for Nuclear Training through a partnership between the college and South Carolina Electric and Gas Company's V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, according to a news release.
Posted by Charlie at 8:39 AM
‘Less volatile’ electric bills saved consumers $25 a month during heat wave - Business - TheState.com
Kristy Eppley RuponHere is how it works: When temperatures vary greatly from 15-year averages, SCE&G adjusts the cost of a kilowatt hour. That adjustment means electricity will cost less during extremely hot summers and cold winters, and will cost more when summers are cooler than normal and winters are milder.
Customers’ bills still will be higher than normal during extreme weather but not as high as they would have been without the adjustment. And bills will still be lower in milder weather, just not as low as they would have been without the adjustment.
Posted by Charlie at 6:37 AM
Six of 22 coal ash dams in South Carolina are rated as high hazards, but the state’s program overseeing the dams is deficient, the report says. The dams are not inspected enough, the report says.
Posted by Charlie at 6:33 AM
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