Scott's Blogs

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...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

30 NOVEMBER, 2017 We had a conversation in my office about the best holiday movies, and the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles starring Steve Martin and John Candy was brought up as a contender.  A rousing discussion ensued as to whether this...

Nickelodeon Discovers Key to Renewable Energy

14 NOVEMBER, 2017 If you grew up in the 1980’s, you know that the Nickelodeon TV station has had many game shows for kids, and the standard theme among them all is Green Slime. It started out on “You Can't-Do That on Television,” and it was a massive hit among the...

Ding Dong: The Future is Calling from Denmark

4 OCTOBER, 2017 In case you don’t follow the happenings in the Denmark energy markets (because you have a life), you might have missed the massive news from DONG (Danish Oil and Natural Gas), the majority state-owned energy company. In August, DONG announced they were...

The Energy Industry: A True Game of Thrones

13 SEPTEMBER, 2017 One of the most popular TV shows is HBO’s Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The show takes place in the fictitious continent of Westeros, a land with many powerful factions who position...

Want to Create Jobs for your State’s Economy? Open a Green Bank.

31 AUGUST, 2017 If I told you your state could create thousands of family-supporting jobs, stimulate a new growing market within your state, and create cleaner, less expensive energy all from existing state funds, would you take an interest? You should.   Opening a...

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,...

Will the US Electrical Grid Fail During the Solar Eclipse?

15 AUGUST, 2017 In case you have not heard, there is going to be a solar eclipse on August 21st. The eclipse will be an exciting and fun event, unless you are an energy professional whose job it is to regulate electricity flows on the grid. While everyone will be...

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