Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

National Sep 22, 2018

Preventive glitch led to Hokkaido blackout: paper

Hokkaido's prefecture-wide blackout on Sept. 6 was caused by a failed emergency step that was designed to prevent exactly what it caused after the level 7 earthquake, a document has revealed. The reason it failed was because the temblor triggered a bigger initial power loss ...

Business Sep 11, 2018

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045. "This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond," Brown said at a signing ceremony ...

Asia's power grids stretched by deadly heat wave

Business Jul 24, 2018

Asia's power grids stretched by deadly heat wave

A deadly heat wave across Asia is stretching electricity grids from southern China to Tokyo and Seoul, sending prices to multiyear highs and sparking warnings of more power stress to come. Japan on Monday breached records above 41 degrees as the heat blamed for dozens ...