Rocky Mount's hospitality industry salutes the men and women who work in their city, state and across the nation to keep the power on. They are often never recognized in their communities for awards and politicians don't usually mention them as heroes. But they are the consummate professionals who
Customers want solar. And no matter how they access it, they will turn to their utility for help. The technology may not be for everyone, but utilities that prepare proactively can better respond if customer interest does arise. Utilities are uniquely positioned to maximize the customer benefits of
From the over 3,000 utilities in this country, how many would make our utility Hall of Fame? How would we even discern who deserves those H.O.F. initials behind their names?
The modern electric utility is a target for many who see an opportunity to destabilize the American economy or harm American citizens via malicious attacks on utility assets. Therefore, physical security in the electric sector is a critical component of our national security strategy.
I remember working in Washington, DC in the fall of 1999 as the U.S. was bracing for the "big one." The end of the world. Armageddon. A scare known as Y2K. The electric industry was put under a microscope to ensure that the electric grid would survive the stroke of midnight on the evening of
According to APPA's eReliability Tracker, one of the top causes of sustained outages for subscribers in 2013 and 2014 was the squirrel. Fortunately, the APPA Reliability Team has been tracking squirrels and their menacing habits to help utilities in the fight against squirrel-related outages.