Around 1,400 homes in Rotherham and the outskirts of Sheffield have been affected by a power cut this morning. Northern Power Grid said the power cut was affecting 1,429 homes in the S25; S26 and S31 postcode areas of South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. This includes the areas of Eckington; Killamarsh; Renishaw; Spinkhill; Anston; Dinnington; Laughton-en-le-Morthen; Anston; Aughton; Harthill; Kiveton Park; Swallownest; Towdwick and Wales. A spokesman for Northern Power Grid said they expect power to be back on in the affected homes by 12.15pm today. Honest bravery of holding up a mirror has been added to by you … [Read more...] about 1,400 homes in Rotherham and Sheffield hit by power cut
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Advertisement Editor’s Picks Why Southern China Broke Up Its Power Grid Let’s Build a Global Power Grid China’s State Grid Corp Crushes Power Transmission Records Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is crisscrossing his country, declaring that his government has eliminated the nation’s persistent electrification gap. Modi hopes this potent political message will help propel his party to another victory in India’s April and May national elections. But energy experts and entrepreneurs advise taking the party’s electrification claims with large lumps of salt—particularly any assertions of a nonstop power supply. “Supply quality has improved over time. But 24/7? Definitely not,” says Johannes Urpelainen, who runs the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. He visited Indian villages in January where power flowed just 2 hours daily. Roughly 300 million citizens … [Read more...] about A Power Line to Every Home: India Closes In on Universal Electrification
David Sharp, Associated Press Updated 11:13 am PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 Maine Gov. Janet Mills holds a 1-pound block of carbon to make her point as she talks about her decision to support a transmission project that would bring Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts residents, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Portland, Maine. Mills spoke at the Portland Jetport before heading to the nation's capital to attend the annual National Governors Association winter meeting. She was accompanied by Director Angela Monroe of the governor's energy office and Greg Cunningham from the Conservation Law Foundation. less Maine Gov. Janet Mills holds a 1-pound block of carbon to make her point as she talks about her decision to support a transmission project that would bring Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts residents, on ... more Photo: David Sharp, AP … [Read more...] about Maine governor adds boost to major power line project
Auroras paint the sky around the poles when the sun is particularly active, flinging highly charged particles at Earth's atmosphere. Scientists once thought that the gorgeous events were mirror images, but to their surprise, displays at the north (the aurora borealis) and south (the aurora australis) don't precisely match. Ever since scientists realized these two celestial displays don't line up, they've been trying to sort out why. Now, a team of researchers thinks it has found the reason — asymmetry in Earth's magnetic tail. But what's stranger is that the asymmetry is caused by the precise inverse of what scientists expected. "The reason this is exciting is that earlier we have thought that the asymmetry in the system enters the magnetosphere by a mechanism called tail reconnection," Anders Ohma, a doctoral candidate at the University of Bergen in Norway and lead author on the new study, said in a statement released by the journal. "What this paper shows is that it's … [Read more...] about Why Are the Northern and Southern Lights Different?
Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press Updated 9:20 pm CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, utility crews repair overhead lines along the Pacific Coast Highway just west of Malibu, Calif., where the Woolsey Fire burned down from the Santa Monica Mountains to the water's edge at Leo Carrillo State Beach. To prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. should re-inspect its entire electric grid and cut off power during certain wind conditions regardless of the inconvenience to customers or loss of profit, a U.S. judge proposed Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. less FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 file photo, utility crews repair overhead lines along the Pacific Coast Highway just west of Malibu, Calif., where the Woolsey Fire burned down from the Santa Monica ... more Photo: John Antczak, AP … [Read more...] about Judge proposes ordering PG&E to shut off power for wildfires