Electricity

Black Friday: Thankfully Does Not Refer to Electrical Blackouts

21 DECEMBER, 2017 Many Americans every year set their clocks to go off in the wee hours of the morning, or don’t get any sleep at all, on the Friday after Thanksgiving in order to participate in America’s unofficial national holiday: Black Friday. The story goes that...

The Cost of Electric Sex

7 NOVEMBER, 2017 Last week’s blog came about due to a discussion in my office about the best holiday movies of all time. We had a rousing debate about the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles and whether it qualifies as a holiday movie, which led us to calculate the...

Ameren Microgrid

22 AUGUST, 2017   mi·cro·grid (mīkrōˌɡrid)  noun   A small network of electricity users with a local source of supply that is usually attached to a centralized national grid but can function independently.   For the last 100 years in the electric generation industry,...

Does AC/DC leave you Thunderstruck?

11 MAY, 2017 Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after struggling financially. If George Westinghouse was still alive today, he would be longing for the days when the AC/DC War left his company Back in Black. If you are not a fan of the band AC/DC,...

The Black Box

2 MAY, 2017 Sixty-four years ago this month, the black box was invented. The black box is the nickname for the flight data recorder that is on every commercial airliner to help investigators understand what occurred leading up to a plane crash. It records instrument...

The Power of Pot

20 APRIL, 2017 The legalization of marijuana has been increasing rapidly across the United States, and with that, it has increased demand for other products, such as Cheetos and surprisingly, electricity. Many farmers prefer to grow indoors to maximize the growing...

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