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Smart electricity meters are here, but more is needed to make them useful to customers

Smart electricity meters are here, but more is needed to make them useful to customers Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, University of Melbourne Across most of Australia, the electricity industry is in the midst of a major rollout of so-called “smart meters” led by retailers – your household may very well have one already. With the exception of Western Australia and the Northern […]

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Here’s How Your Bloodstream Can Be A Source Of Electricity

Your body produces its own electricity in the form of nerve signals and your bloodstream travels at a very fast pace inside it. But the human body itself has never been used to generate electricity — a Chinese research team has developed lightweight power generator that can convert the energy of flowing blood in blood vessels… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Calibrating Your Equipment

Calibrating Your Equipment Most large industrial companies make a point of engaging regular calibration service groups to insure that all of their equipment and instrumentation is working accurately, according to manufacturer’s specifications. In the case of liquid flow meters, inaccurate calibration data may cause too high or too low a level of flow of liquid into a system which further […]

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Green Energy Doesn’t Work Without Energy Storage That Doesn’t Exist Yet

Scientists from the University of East Anglia found wind and solar power can’t compete with conventional electricity without economical energy storage systems that don’t exist. The research published Friday concludes without economical energy storage systems, wind and solar power simply aren’t that useful due to their unreliability and intermittent nature. The study argues the money used… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Irony: Activists Demand More Green Energy While Protesting Rising Power Prices

Green activists picketed the headquarters of power utility PNM Resources Tuesday, complaining about rising power bills while simultaneously demanding the same company use more wind and solar power. PNM, New Mexico’s power utility, wants to raise rates by 16 percent so the company can earn enough cash to make longterm investments in clear coal plants and… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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New Report Shows The Collapse Of Green Energy In Europe

The amount of money flowing into European green energy from governments and the private sector collapsed from $132 billion in 2011 to $58 billion last year. A report, published Tuesday by a British auditing firm, blames government cutbacks of subsidies and the failure of green energy to meet reliability and cost goals as a reason for… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Kazakhstan mulls over electricity export to Afghanistan, China and Pakistan

Pointing to installation of proper high-voltage electricity lines, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), Bakytzhan Kazhiyev, said that the project would require essential infrastructure. Kazakhstan is considering export and transit opportunities and we are considering different directions. Looking at the Russian direction, we have seen electricity surplus there. We know they have approximately… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Kazakhstan mulls over electricity export to Afghanistan, China and Pakistan

Pointing to installation of proper high-voltage electricity lines, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), Bakytzhan Kazhiyev, said that the project would require essential infrastructure. Kazakhstan is considering export and transit opportunities and we are considering different directions. Looking at the Russian direction, we have seen electricity surplus there. We know they have approximately… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Germany Forcing People To Waste Traditional Electricity To Prevent Green Energy Meltdown

Wind and solar power nearly fried Germany’s power grid Sunday, but was prevented when the German government payed consumers to use electricity. The grid operators were forced to shut down conventional power plants after green energy produced too much electricity, nearly frying the grid, according to a Tuesday report. Media outlet Quartz attempted to spin the… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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Nissan’s Electric Vehical Energy Sell Back Scheme Could Topple Britain’s Strained Grid

Authorities in the U.K. are concerned the country’s power grid could be in trouble if Nissan goes forward with a scheme allowing electric vehicle (EV) owners to sell electricity back to the country’s grid. European countries such as Britain, Netherlands, Norway, and France are going all out in an effort to get car markets to produce… [prosperInsert q=”power protection ” […]

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