Posts by: Ted Kury


Preparing to Harden Electrical Resources for Hurricane Season

Experts responsible for predicting storms that will affect United States communities estimate that up to twenty named storms will cause significant damage in 2021. The first one, Ana, has already occurred before the beginning of June, announcing the start of our annual Hurricane Season. Communities that are likely to suffer effects of significant damage from [...]

Three things every state can learn from the Texas utility meltdown

Late-night hosts and pundits were quick to poke fun at the Texas power system when scenes of winter storm devastation there began rolling in. But the challenges facing Texas are not unique to Texas. Similar organizations control electricity in much of the country, and utilities everywhere face damage from severe storms. The struggles facing Texas [...]

Do Your Solar Panels Affect Your Electricity Consumption?

Many solar industry and environmental advocates promote the claim that distribution ownership of energy is efficient. In the “Solar Impacts: Does Distributed Production Affect Consumption Choices?” study, support for this claim rests upon a fundamental assumption shared by and “virtually every current model of compensating distributed generation.” The study points out, however, that this fundamentally [...]

Who Will Pay the Pandemic Utility Bill – and How?

The COVID-19 pandemic has both spread and worsened in many areas, forcing widespread emergency responses, often at short notice and with minimal resources to help people cope with dire consequences. A major concern among most households, especially those struggling to meet basic needs, has been how to remain connected to essential utility services. The financial [...]