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What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for Solar Power?

August 15th, 2017

Originally posted by Duke Energy’s Illumination on August 1, 2017. When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas’ sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the […]

EEI President Kuhn: How smarter energy infrastructure can power America

August 9th, 2017

Originally posted in Utility Dive on May 17, 2017. This week is National Infrastructure Week, a bipartisan, national effort to highlight the importance of enhancing America’s infrastructure. When we think about America’s infrastructure, the energy grid is often referred to […]

New Study: Powering America

August 2nd, 2017

Jobs in the electric power industry help power our lives—and our economy. A new study by M. J. Bradley & Associates highlights how the industry is driving employment for a skilled, diverse workforce that is delivering America’s energy future. The […]

Collaboration Is Key For The Smart City Of San Diego

July 26th, 2017

Our second stop on the West Coast is San Diego. San Diego’s smart city collaboration brings together the City of San Diego, General Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the University of California-San Diego, and Cleantech San Diego, a […]

A Smart City Living Laboratory In Spokane

July 19th, 2017

We Stand For Energy is on the left coast looking at smart cities in states adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. The first stop is Spokane, a city with a population of around 210,000 and located in the eastern part of […]

July 10 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day

July 7th, 2017

It can be easy to take electricity for granted. Day after day, when we flip a switch or push a button, electricity flows. Yet, it takes a dedicated effort to ensure electricity is so reliable. More than 74,000 lineworkers across […]

”Smart District” Leads the Way for This Midwestern Smart City

June 28th, 2017

We Stand For Energy is now heading to the Midwest to explore Kansas City, Missouri’s smart city initiatives. Using data and technology to improve the daily lives of its residents, the initial phase Kansas City’s downtown tech district  is transportation-focused, […]

Nation’s capital makes headway as a smart city

June 21st, 2017

Washington, D.C. launched its Smarter DC collaborative to align smart city projects, partners, and opportunities across all eight wards. By designing a program that explores how smart city technology can be used, the District will leverage intelligent city infrastructure, including […]

Charlotte Envisions a Smart Energy Future

June 13th, 2017

Last year, we took the We Stand For Energy community on a tour of smart cities across the country. These smart cities harness the power of communication and information technology to improve energy efficiency and livability for its residents. This […]