U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

Aug 25, 2017

U.S. lays groundwork for saving coal plants with grid report

The Energy Department, in a long-anticipated report on the security of the U.S. electric grid, makes the case for rescuing America's coal industry from widespread plant shutdowns but stops short of the assault on renewable power that environmentalists had feared. The study, commissioned by Energy ...

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

Apr 22, 2017

Power outage cripples San Francisco for seven hours

A massive power outage threw San Francisco into chaos for most of the workday on Friday, knocking out traffic signals, paralyzing businesses and halting the city's famed cable cars. The power outage, which was triggered by a fire in a PG&E Corp. utility substation, disrupted ...

Mar 30, 2017

More households change power suppliers amid market liberalization

Over 3 million households in Japan have switched their electricity suppliers to new entrants to the retail power market since the market was fully liberalized last April. Although the figure accounts for only 5 percent of overall household subscribers, the trend is expected to gather ...