A California Power Plant Is Getting the World's Biggest Lithium Battery

The power shortages, brown-outs, and rolling blackouts that have long plagued Los Angeles county during times of peak energy usage may soon be a thing of the past now that the region's energy utility has signed on with battery-maker AES Southland to install a massive, 400MW auxiliary power solution. » 11/24/14 11:40am 11/24/14 11:40am

White House Will Simulate NYC Power Grid Attack to Teach the Senate a…

The weather in New York City today was a pleasant 64 degrees but Gothamites had better hope it stays mild. The White House has announced that it will simulate an attack on the NYC power grid during the next heatwave. Oh, that's just mean. » 3/07/12 10:00pm 3/07/12 10:00pm

Must See: Where Your Power Comes From, Visualized

NPR has an amazing interactive map of our power grid—the complicated mesh of power plants and transmission lines delivering juice to your house. This picture shows new proposed lines—it looks damn sad without them: » 4/29/09 9:20am 4/29/09 9:20am

Google and GE Team Up to Revitalize Our Ancient Power Grid

We might still have to wait a while for the Google washing machine-but GE as we know is also a huge player in energy infrastructures, which makes notable their announcement » 9/18/08 9:15am 9/18/08 9:15am of a partnership with those incessant innovators at Google to modernize our stone-age grid. If () we somehow do find ourselves with an…